August 31, 2008 Newsletter
Dear GHD Member,
Given the health benefits of regular exercise, don’t you wonder why 60% of Americans are not active? Many technological conveniences have made our lives easier and less active. However, that’s just an EXCUSE. Try these suggestions to get you started: Make time for exercise. Take a walk during lunch. Instead of a smoke break, take a walk break. Walk around the outside of the building or walk up and down the stairs several times. Invite a friend or co-worker to walk with you. You’ll both feel better and be more productive at work when you return. Actually schedule your exercise time and write it in your calendar. Park at the most remote end of the parking lot. When you shop, walk the perimeter of the building twice before you start shopping. Carry your tennis shoes with you. Put them in a bag or keep them in the trunk of your car. You never know when the walk mood may strike! Remember, “Just Do It”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a couple of questions:
1. Did I read somewhere that the public can work out at the highschool? If so, when?
2. While up at Grant's Trail a couple of weeks ago, one of the workers at the trailhead office said that he thought that DeSoto had gotten a grant recently for bike trails; anything to that?
Thanks, Alan Chapman


GHD Christmas Tour Tickets on Sale First State Community Bank, Pogolinos De Soto, Drummonds Florist, Cherished Memories, Nature’s Aglow, Mona Lisa. & Library & DeSoto
Chiropractic. Tickets are $15.00.

November 12th
Toys for Tots Christmas Craft Fair 9:00-4:00 De Soto Armory Come by the Get Healthy DeSoto and De Soto Farmers’ Market Booth for great gift ideas. Cookbooks, umbrellas, cutting boards & knifes, raffle tickets on original Pastel Work of Art and GHD Christmas Home Tour Tickets.

November 19th
GHD Hiking adventure at St. François Park. Gather at 9:00 a.m. at the De Soto Public Library and then travel to the park. Walk will be approximately 2 hrs. leader: Brenda Eaves 314-954-1578

November 26th
Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour 9:00-3:30. 8 homes on tour. Tickets are $15.00 in Advance. $18.00 day of tour. For more info contact Elaine at 586-8335 or Debby at 586-4570.


Dear GHD Member:

This is such an exciting time for Get Healthy DeSoto. Our membership is growing and we are spreading the enthusiasm to surrounding communities. We have some significant projects under consideration for DeSoto. As a member I know you understand and appreciate the accomplishments GHD has made so far. I would like to update you on a couple of projects we are working on at this time.
Walking/Bicycle Trail in Ritcher Park
This would enable people to better utilize Ritcher Park in a healthy active way. The trail would cost approximately $13,500. At this time GHD has $2,500.00 on deposit with the City of DeSoto to go toward this project.
Walking Pocket Maps
Some of you may have seen the maps we currently have for three different courses throughout DeSoto. Our goal is to print seven additional courses. The total cost of the project is $3,099.50. This would give us 2,000 copies of each new map, reprint 1,000 copies of the three existing maps and would provide 10 outdoor plastic map holders.
Get Healthy DeSoto is proud to be able to provide the free membership that gives you access to the many educational sessions, newsletters and activities hosted by GHD. Our intention is to maintain this free membership.
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution toward the projects listed above please make your check payable to “Get Healthy DeSoto” and mail to Get Healthy DeSoto, c/o Debby Campbell, 431 Johnston Drive, DeSoto, Mo. 63020. All donations are appreciated. We hope you will consider becoming a vested member in these projects.
Thank you for your participation in making DeSoto a healthier and active community.

Cathy Boyer
Secretary of Get Healthy DeSoto