National Start! Walking Day Is TODAY!

6 Apr

Today (Wednesday, April 6) is National Start! Walking Day, from the American Heart Association.

Did you know that just one hour of vigorous exercise will increase your life expectancy by two hours?  The American Heart Association invites you to make the pledge to start walking, become active and heart healthy.  Wear your sneakers to work on Wednesday, April 6 and take 30 minutes to get up and get moving.

Encourage your family, co-workers, and neighbors to participate.  Have fun and get a group to walk on a lovely spring day.  Or change one of your indoor, sit-down meetings into a walking meeting.  Walk more and eat well to live heart healthier and longer.

Heart issues are something very close to my family now, after my mom’s double bypass and valve replacement. It’s something I’m much more aware of now. Less than two days after my mom’s surgery, they had her up and walking around. No excuses. Her and I have started trying to walk more. She’s doing better than I am 🙂

So get up and walk, even just 30 minutes. You’ll be glad you did!

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One Response to “National Start! Walking Day Is TODAY!”

  1. mrscummingsrx April 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    It’s raining in Seattle….but I’ll try 🙂 Good inspiration!

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