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April 8 Is National Start Walking Day

Lace up your walking shoes tomorrow and join millions of Americans for Start Walking Day. The American Heart Association (AHA) is urging folks to start walking on April 8: walk to work, walk with your co-workers, walk your dog, walk with a friend, just walk and keep on walking. As a form of exercise, walking has the lowest dropout rate, and it's free. Walking also doesn't require practice; it is low impact, safe, and simple.

If you get really fired up about walking, you can choose to participate in a Heart Walk to raise funds for the AHA, so it can continue its fight against heart disease and stroke. In the spirit of the event, build a team at work and walk regularly during your lunch hour. Then find a Heart Walk happening near you, and get out there and just put one foot in front of the other.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
A lot of the nurses and other lab techs at the hospital where I work are starting walking groups during their shift breaks. We have a really nice walking trail by the hospital that we walk on and it's a nice way to socialize and get some exercise in as well.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Yay! :D
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
loveee walking. i'm in college now, so i walk EVERYWHERE. i refuse to take the bus to classes or other buildings. three of my classes are .60 mile away :)
yippee for walking! it really is the best thing to do! get your butts moving, there should not be a excuse!
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