Participants walk along the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point as part of the 2012 Walk Wisconsin event. Walking offers many heart-health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, helping control blood glucose levels, reducing stress, weight loss and more.
When Jodi Zdun's mother died of a massive heart attack at age 56, Zdun decided it was time to make some lifestyle changes so she would be around to see her two children grow up and meet her future grandchildren.
That was more than four years ago, and since then the now 37-year-old Marshfield women has made significant changes to her diet and incorporated exercise into her daily routine. Walking has been her main source of exercise, including training for the annual Walk Wisconsin event in Stevens Point.
This June will mark the third year that Zdun has participated in the full marathon in the ...