National Walking Day

It seems like every day has some special theme attached to it these days.  My Facebook friends are always posting something like “It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day” or “It’s National Pancake Day”.  I don’t feel like we need a day to celebrate everything, but I do like today’s theme:  National Walking Day, as declared by the American Heart Association.

A couple of years ago, I read this article that mentions people who sit for most of the day are 54% more likely to die of heart attacks.  Granted this article does not go in depth on the research and does not mention if there are other factors, but taking it at face value – desk jobs are scary!

I’ve been trying to get out and walk at lunch anyway, but I’m pretty finicky.  If it’s too cold or too hot or looks like it might rain, I skip the walk.  Today’s it’s cold and gray…and I was planning to work through lunch.  But I think I will get out and take that walk.

(On a similar note, Blue Cross Blue Shield declared April 24th National Walk@Lunch Day so if you aren’t prepared today, you can be for the 24th…or for tomorrow…)

Will you take a break today and get in an extra walk?



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