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Health Matters: Women Run Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A group of local women is pounding the pavement by walking or running to reach fitness goals.
Twice a week you'll find them working out.
They're part of a growing group, with participants from across the state, called Woman Run Arkansas.
It's led by Katie McManners and Tori Green.
"Pretty much what we do is help women go from no activity to something," says McManners.
The 10-week clinic helps prepare women for a 5K run or walk in May.
"The benefits are not only physical but mental and emotional and we talk about that in our clinics that exercise is empowering for all areas of your life," McManners explains.
Along with the exercise benefit, there's also this, the motivational support from McManners and Green.
"They're awesome and they're beautiful and they're wonderful and they need to keep going," Green says.
The clinic is free and open to any woman, beginner or advanced, with a positive attitude and a strong will.
Those who've done it before say the results are life-changing.
"I no longer have high blood pressure. I'm actually off my high blood pressure medication and everything," says one participant.
Click here to learn more about Women Run Arkansas.