I’m Walking. Yesiree I’m Walking

24 Apr

If you haven’t heard yet, Wednesday is the first annual Start! Walking at Work Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association.

The purpose of the day is to promote a culture of physical activity in the workplace, which will help people live longer, healthier lives. (No word if that longer, healthier life includes more time at work.)

Apparently, we’re working 164 more hours a year than in previous years, which leads to more sedentary lives. Blah blah blah.

So on Wednesday, at exactly 2:41 pm, you’re supposed to get up from your desk and walk.

Walk anywhere, I suppose. Take a lap around the office. Or walk outside. Just walk somewhere.

And why, you may be asking, is this happening at 2:41? Well, according to the AHA, adults may gain as many as two hours of life for every one hour of regular exercise. (That’s their joke, not mine.)

And there’s your PSA for the day.

While I’m on the subject of walking, I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind folks that I’m participating in March of Dimes’ WalkAmerica this Sunday.

In addition to supporting the good cause, I’m also raising money, so if you’re in a charitable mood and want to help support my efforts, please click here and make a donation.

There’s no minimum (or maximum) amount; any contribution is much appreciated.

And, as a special bonus, my company will be matching all money raised, so you can consider any donation to be double. Here is that link again.

Thanks in advance.

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