Start Walking Day - (Stacia Naquin)

By: Stacia Naquin
By: Stacia Naquin

Looking to get your rear in gear? Don't be overwhelmed by all the exercises choices. Just start walking!

When you’re starting an exercise routine, it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start. I know – I’ve been there. Looking out over the lay of the land in your gym… which machine should you start with? How long should you stay there? How much cardio should I do? What about lifting weights? Do I have enough energy for any of it?!

Well, don’t be overwhelmed. Just put one foot in front of the other. Literally.

This Wednesday, April 7th is the American Heart Association’s National Start Walking Day. KKTV is a proud sponsor of the effort. Look for all of us to be wearing our sneakers that day – so we’ll be ready to increase our steps for the day!

Walking is great for your heart and your entire body. In fact, the American Heart Association quotes studies that show adults may gain as many as two hours of life expectancy for each hour of regular, vigorous exercise.

The great thing about walking is that it’s FREE! You don’t need fancy exercise equipment or even a gym membership to do it. Just put on your sneakers along with us and get moving.

And don’t just make it a one time thing. Walking is something you can do your whole life – no matter your age or exercise ability. So take advantage of it! Park a little further from the store. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to lunch instead of driving. And make it a group effort! Talk to the folks in your office and do it together!

We’d love to see how you incorporate more walking into your day on Wednesday. Send me pics of you and your co-workers/family/friends with your sneaks on! E-mail them to snaquin@kktv.com Be part of our walking celebration this Wednesday for National Start Walking Day!

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