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Escapist exercise

More people walk off cabin fever


April 10, 2020

Jana Peterson

The sight of people walking has increased dramatically since measures to "stay at home" and curb the spread of the COVID-19 were put in place statewide last month. Here, walkers use the Willard Munger State Trail in Thomson Tuesday.

Sports as we usually know them may be on the back burner, but people all over the country are rediscovering ways to stay fit. Chief among those is walking. One look around neighborhoods in the area and most likely you'll see streets with people of all ages getting out of their houses and walking for both their mental and physical well-being.

"My husband and I walk every day," said Scanlon resident Tina Schroeder. "He walked on the treadmill every day, but now we both prefer to get the fresh air and it's something we should be doing to combat the virus."

Schroeder's nightly walks are an imp...

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