This week’s Mercury Mile is returning to the business district of Pottstown.
Join community members in a quick afternoon mile walk noon Thursday.
Participants are to meet at the Smith Family Plaza located at 100 E. High Street in front of the Pottstown Borough Hall.
Walking with friends is a great way to spend a pleasant afternoon. Invite your coworkers, family and pets to join the Mercury Mile.
The mile is a lunchtime walk to promote walking as a free way to exercise.
The mile’s location changes every week so walkers can explore the multiple local routes and trails.
To find each week’s location, visit the Fit for Life websitewww.pottsmerc.com/Fitforlife and like the Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/Mercfit4life. Walkers can also be added to the Mercury Mile email list by contacting Michilea Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name from the email you would like to use and the mile’s location will be sent to you each week.
Anytime there is inclement weather, the Mercury Mile will meet at the Pottstown YMCA indoor track. The Pottstown YMCA is located at 724 N. Adams St. Membership isn’t required to use the track at this time.
The Mercury is engaged in a year-long effort, Fit for Life, designed to promote healthy living. In addition to articles in the newspaper and on our website, Fit for Life features a blog with recipes, health tips, resources, tips on getting fit without breaking the bank, maps and other tools all available free online. Visit the website atwww.pottsmerc.com/Fitforlife, like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MercFit4Life and follow our efforts on Twitter@MercFit4Life.
Patterson is the Fit for Life reporter and is funded in part by the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation. You can follow Michilea Patterson on Twitter @MichileaP.