Tuesday, April 2, 2013

National Walking Day- Are you Walking?

April 3rd is National Walking Day-Get Up and Move!
Let's face it, with work and family schedules we tend to forget about being active. Since today is National Walking Day, you will notice more people getting outside and taking a nice stroll of at least 30 minutes. I encourage you to get outside and take a walk as a by yourself, with a friend, or as a Family.  Also, take the time to talk to your kids about why being physically active is important for good health. I just read a recent study mentioned that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk for heart disease that is just crazy to me.  We need to become a more Health oriented Nation. 
One great benefit to Walking and Running is that is helps keep your heart pumping and lean.  We all want lean strong hearts as we age.  Plus, walking helps to banish the bulge.  A lot of Americans are struggling with weight and this can be reduced with a daily activity.  Start small.  Start with 30 minutes today and see where it takes you.
Many ways to enjoy your Walk
  • Head to a museum.  Arizona residents head over to the Sonoran Desert Museum.  That is one of our FAVORITE places to walk.
  • You can walk to work
  • Walk on your lunch break
  • Walk to the corner store
  • Make a stroll around the Mall, just no stopping and shopping!

How are you going to Walk today?

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