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Putnam County Health Department

Dr. Robert Heavin, MD - Health Officer
Joni Young - Administrator/Registrar


Healthy Choices – Healthy People – Healthy Putnam County

Did you know Putnam County has a wealth of activities and resources for you to utilize to help you make better choices about your health? One way is by exercising. September is a perfect month to get outdoors and add up your steps.

How many steps do you walk each day?

You may have heard the general recommendation is to walk 10,000 steps per day.

How far is 10,000 steps? 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits.

There are many ways to increase daily steps. Here are few suggestions. Use your imagination and come up with your own list:
  • Take a walk with your spouse, child, or friend
  • Walk the dog
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Park farther from the store
  • Better yet, walk to the store
  • Get up to change the channel
  • Window shop
  • Plan a walking meeting
  • Walk over to visit a neighbor
  • Get outside to walk around the garden or do a little weeding
Continue to track your daily steps and/or mileage; and keep notes on how you feel, how your body is improving, or other changes you are making to improve your health.

Listed below are some events and locations in our community that can motivate you to get up, get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful weather.

September 10th   Putnamville Correctional Facility “Sentence to Serve 5K”
September 22nd   Bicentennial Celebration Torch Relay
September 23rd   Grand Opening People Pathway Putnam Nature Trail Link

People Pathway Trails
DePauw University Nature Park Trails
National Road Heritage Trail
Big Walnut Sports Park Trails
Robe Ann Park
Big Walnut Creek Park

2016 Holiday Schedule
Martin Luther King January 18
Good Friday March 25
Primary Election Day May 3
Memorial Day May 30
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 5
Columbus Day October 10
General Election Day November 8
Veterans Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day November 24 & 25
Christmas Luncheon (Close at Noon) December 22
Christmas Eve December 23
Christmas December 26
New Years Eve (Close at Noon) December 30






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