Andy Chaet, December Walker of the Month
Havasu Healthy Striders
Eileen Schwarz is our walker for January!!  She is 63 years young and widowed.  She has 2 sons and 2 beautiful grandchildren: Adriana will be 4 in January and Gabriel is 4 months old.  She and her husband bought their first home In Lake Havasu in 2002 and they traveled back and forth from California until she retired in 2006.  They started to live the retirement life until he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008 and was not able to win that battle
 
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              Eileen works out and lives a healthy lifestyle for her grandchildren.  She wants to be able to run and play with them and not be the gramma that cannot keep up with them.  She also works out for herself as it makes her happy and keeps her stress level down.  Working out pushes her to challenge herself, and when she is struggling to keep motivated she challenges herself to see how many extra miles she can log in for a month in addition to her regular workouts.  She says she logs extra miles by biking, running, walking, kayaking and paddle boarding.  Living in this beautiful town makes this easy and accessible to do these outside activities 8 months out of the year.  She says she works out 6 days a week, 5 of them at Titan Gym and on weekends she gets an extra run in.  She likes to walk/run and bike at Rotary Park, on the Island or around town.
Eileen says she definitely works out for her wellbeing and would like to encourage everyone to try and walk even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day; before you know it will turn in to 30 and so on.  She says a mile is a mile whether it’s a 20 minute mile or a 12 minute mile.  She says every little bit counts so just keep moving. If you have difficulties working out or walking remember to do what is good for you.  She says your body will let you know what it is capable of.  Sometimes baby steps are the best for the person who is not used to daily exercise in their life.  So find whatever works for you, whether its 15 minutes or an hour and just
 
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