Walking my way to health in Smithers

“Walking to and from work relaxes me and clears my head.”
– Rachel Adair

I live in Smithers B.C. where I walk everywhere! We even have a perimeter trail that goes around the whole town.

To me, health and well-being means being active in the outdoors and for me that means walking to the places in my community like the pool or Tim Hortons to have coffee with friends, or to my job at the high school.

Walking helps to take stress away. I am a mother of four daughters between the ages of 15 and 23. I also have two jobs.

One job is doing food prep, serving and clean-up at the high school cafeteria. The students and staff are really nice.

I also help cook for the Semi-Independent Living Program I am a part of at High Road Services Society. I work four days a week. Walking to and from work relaxes me and clears my head.

What is most important to me is being able to be with family and friends. This is good for my health and wellness too. Many of my family don’t live in Smithers, including my daughters, so being able to walk to where my friends are, whether it be the soup kitchen or Tim Hortons, is really important.

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