This post is for those bold enough to take the stairs – when the elevator is RIGHT THERE. This is for those that park in the spot furthest away from the store, even when it’s not crowded. This is for those that lace up their shoes and deny the couch a victory – at least for a few minutes in their evening. This post is for the walkers of the world. Today has been named by the National Heart Association to be National Walking Day!
Inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease and with desk jobs, computers, and the exorbitant amount of sitting we do as a nation, sometimes it’s hard to realize how the sedentary lifestyle creeps in. If you haven’t been moving as much as you would like lately, today is the perfect day to start. Here’s some tips to get you going:
2. Bring your sneakers to work. If they’re already in the car, you’re avoiding an extra stop home!
3. Grab a few new pieces of spring workout gear. You’ll want to get your money’s worth so you’ll have to fit workout walks into your schedule.
4. Get your friends involved. Fitness is far more fun with friends.
5. Chart your progress, your routes, and your calories with MapMyWalk. There’s proof in numbers.
Need some more convincing? Here’s some alarming news from the American Heart Association about how important that daily dose of exercise is:
Statistics show that 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor. From walking clubs and paths to cooking tips and easy-made recipes, the American Heart Association’s My Heart.My Life. healthy living initiative is working to help individuals and families understand how to get active and eat healthy – all part of the American Heart Association’s 2020 goal. Don’t stop with signing up for Heart Walk; use our American Heart Association Walking Clubs and Walking Paths to keep you walking every day. Visit MyHeartMyLife.org to learn more.
Also, to celebrate National Walking Day, we’re offering 20% off of our Sync Elite Activity Tracker, a device that will help you track your daily movements and integrates seamlessly with your MapMyWalk account, for 24 hours only! Hit the trail, the asphalt, the neighborhood, or wherever is closest to you and get those steps in. It’s reaaaaally good for you.