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October 5th is Long Walk Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope the weather is
nice where you are because it's Long Walk Day! Oh yes, breathe in
that fresh air! Let's get right into celebrating Long Walk Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Because we all need to unwind! Your job, your kids, your bills,
your school... it's all stressing you out! So get outside and plan to
take a nice, long walk and slowly release all that stress as you suck
in that fresh air. I'm sure you'll see others doing the same thing you
are, without even knowing it's a holiday, because a long walk can do
more for you than you realize. And it's a good thing that someone set
up this day, because now you have a reason to get away from it all for
a while! Walking can actually help you live longer in a variety
of different ways. It can help curb cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
It can strengthen your bones and keep your cholesterol in a more
healthy balance. Walking can even boost your mood and correct your
posture. And you're mind's safe too, because walking can help kick
Alzheimer's and dementia to the curb!
So I'd say that its' a
pretty good thing to get in a long walk today, and many other days, but
what do YOU consider a long walk? Is walking from one side of the
parking lot to the nearest store a long walk? How about a couple
blocks? What about a few miles on a nice walking path? And are you bold
enough to take a 10 mile hike today? I guess it's all up to you, how
fit you are and how much time you have to spare. So how long will
you be walking today?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if it's crummy outside
or you really don't feel like walking outside for some reason, then you
can just take a long walk on a treadmill. That's right; pop yourself
down in front of a TV or a magazine, set it to a slow pace and get to
walking. You're not going to get anywhere but your legs will do a bit
of work. And hey, that's all that matters, right?
But if you do
want to get outside then plot out your path. How far do you want to go?
Can you squeeze in some errands on your walk so that it not only is a
healthy jaunt but you're getting some stuff done too? Or, if you want,
you can just put your shoes, head out the door and don't even think
about a destination or distance. Just keep walking until you feel like
turning around! But if you want to have a little fun today, you
can make your walk a competition. If you have GPS on your phone, a
pedometer or you can even use Google Maps, then you can compete against
your friends to see who can walk the farthest or the fastest. So you
want to either limit yourself by a set amount of time or a set
distance. Then all of you must agree that you won't run or jog; you're
just going to walk! Then you just see who is the best walker by the end
of it all. The losers have to take turns giving the winner a piggyback
ride all the way back to their house! Have a great day and enjoy