Wednesday, April 5, 2017

National Walking Day 2017

I've observed National Walking Day once on this blog, back in 2013.  Since then, I'd forgotten about it until Facebook's "On This Day" feature showed the post.  It's pretty much the kind of holiday I like to observe, although I'm more for walking as a method of getting somewhere than as exercise, which the holiday really is about.  Watch American Heart Association National Walking Day 30 PSA to see the point.

Heart disease is this country's No.1 killer. But by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk. That's what the American Heart Association's start walking movement is all about:

Walk more. Eat better. Live a longer, healthier life.

Countless people across the country are jumping on board. Join them. Get walking and start taking a more active role in your health!
This event is happening here in Michigan, too, as WOOD-TV's Eight West program shows in Celebrate National Walking Day.

April 5th, we're celebrating an exercise with the lowest drop out rate.
I'm one of those people with a Fitbit who is trying to get their steps.  Tomorrow will be an easy day to meet that goal, as I'll be in a walkable neighborhood.  Today may be a challenge, as I won't be and it could be raining.  I might have to get on a treadmill for my 30 minute walk.  Hmph.  As I wrote, I prefer walking as a method of getting places than as pure exercise.  Besides, that treadmill uses electricity, so walking on it doesn't save fossil fuel energy, which is what I really want.

If I don't walk 30 minutes today, I'll be sure to do so on Saturday, when my geology classes go on their field trip.  That's always a fun way to get my exercise.


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