National Start Walking Day!

Apr 06

National Start Walking Day!

Hey, it’s national “Start Walking Day!”. The American Heart Association has a program called “Start Walking Now” and today is the day it begins for this year. If you’re American, you can download it here: National Start Walking Day You can’t download it if you’re not American (at least, I couldn’t – if you...

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Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

Jan 31

Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

So, the new year has begun. How are all those resolutions you set? Are you succeeding with any of them? It’s difficult to succeed in making healthier choices in life. We all know we need to slow down, eat better, exercise more, spend more time with God and our families. Yes, it’s all there in black and white in our heads, but it’s just so hard...

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Increasing Your Daily Steps

Sep 17

Increasing Your Daily Steps

Getting healthy should be a journey, not a destination.  We should be constantly checking and tweaking our lifestyles to get the most benefit out of our diets and exercise program. However, we don’t need to obsess.  Just keep some “healthy attention” on what’s going on, and try to get maximum benefit from minimum effort.  That’s my...

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What is "active"?

Aug 27

What is "active"?

Do you have an active lifestyle?  How do you determine that? Can you be “active” when you spend most of the day sitting at a desk? Does going to the gym for an hour 3x a week qualify? There are many definitions for “active” and they’re not that easy to measure.  There is one fairly accurate measurement, though, and that is the number...

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Canvassing – a GREAT excuse for a walk.

Nov 16

Canvassing – a GREAT excuse for a walk.

A couple of years ago I got a call from the Heart and Stroke foundation.  A lovely man was on the other end, and asked quite apologetically if I would be able to canvass for them that year (in February).  The routes were very small, he assured me, and I’d have two whole weeks to get it done, and my own street was available if I’d like to do it. He must...

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Look what I got!

Sep 18

Look what I got!

I’ve been participating regularly in the “10,000 Steps” community over the past couple of months. They have some fun and motivating ways to keep you walking, one if which is the “Million Steps Challenge”. Every Time you log 1,000,000 steps they send you a certificate. I got mine on the 16th. My next one is due in...

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