Health & wellness

Health events: From a labyrinth walk to wild runs

Walking can bring not only physical benefits, but also psychic benefits. Walking a labyrinth can help relieve stress and reduce anxiety, experts say. On Wednesday and monthly through October, you can walk the labyrinth at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway with the Labyrinth Guild of New England.

Organizers describe the labyrinth on the Greenway as “a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park celebrates life’s journey.”

The labyrinth walks are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., and the third Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (including this week). The labyrinth is open to the public at any time.


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More Movement, a running and yoga event, will be held Sunday. Only 500 spots are available, and the free registration opened Aug. 15.

More Movement will be begin at Dewey Square at 5 p.m., where November Project founder Brogan Graham will lead participants on a run to a second location (it’s a secret!) where Boston yoga instructor Goldie Graham will lead an hourlong yoga session.

More Movement is the sequel to an event the Grahams held in 2013. The duo hope to make the run + yoga class an annual event.

To register: (search for More Movement)


Run wild at one of two Boston-area zoos. The Run Wild 5k at Stone Zoo in Stoneham will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. The race begins and ends at the zoo and the course includes a mix of roads and fire trails. After the race, a 21+ event will include beer from local breweries.

The Run Wild 5k at Franklin Park Zoo will be held Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. The 5k course will take participants through the zoo and on roads and trails in Franklin Park and the track in White Stadium. Afterward, a 21+ party will be held at the zoo, with beer from local breweries.

Organizers say proceeds from both races will “support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.” Registration for both races includes zoo admission and T-shirts for the first 300 runners to register.

For more information: www.race