Smoking, obesity top Okaloosa County health concerns

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 06:02 PM.

Both Stephens and Caskey said the park's health facilities are well used by citizens of all ages.

"Different times of day you'll see different people out here," Caskey said, saying college students, young mothers with infants in strollers, and "folks in their 80s" are among the regulars he encounters.

"I even see military people in their uniforms walking the track before they go to work," Stephens said.

Except in the most inclement of weather, regulars gather at the park for exercise, some meeting exercise buddies to walk the circuit. Fitness groups and tai chi clubs frequently gather in the park's green spaces as well.

Facilities, education and services are available to help north county residents maintain healthy lifestyles. Taking advantage of them, however, is up to each person.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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