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Block Party Promotes Healthy Living

By Amanda Tourot

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus held a block party Wednesday. But it was not your typical summer party with hot dogs, beer and other picnic foods. This one focused on wellness.

For the third year in a row, the campus held its Summer Wellness Block Party to promote healthy lifestyles. Phil Haberstro of the Wellness Institute said one example is their weekly "Walking on Wednesdays" event.

"The walking series continues through November 1st," Haberstro said. "We're out here every Wednesday. We take the people on a 30 minute walk, which meets the Surgeon General's recommendation for moderate physical activity."

Wellness Walks are also held on the waterfront every Friday at noon. Both walks are free and open to the public.