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Lori Catlow-Price and her son, Sage, are walking club coordinators for the Prairie Amblers group, which meets at 8 a.m. each Saturday at the Doar Prairie Restoration park along Business Highway 64 across from the New Richmond Golf Club.

VITALITY: Take a walk on mild side

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You don't need to be a hard-core runner or spend hours each day at the gym to improve your health and lose weight.

Simply walking on a regular basis can have a huge impact as well.

That's what residents of Albert Lea, Minn. found out when the community launched its Blue Zones Vitality Project in 2009. Part of their year-long wellness effort was to organize walking groups of up to 10 people who would commit to gathering once a week for a good stroll.

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