by Sara 

Stroll around Magnolia on National Walking Day


Seattle Parks and Recreation joins the?American Heart Association?s National Walking Day?by hosting walking events at more than a dozen parks on Wednesday, ?April 4th, including one in Magnolia. The 30 minute walk begins? at the Magnolia Community Center at 9:30 a.m.??On this day, along with people throughout the U.S., Magnolians?of all ages can lace up their tennis shoes and come together to help fight heart disease, the nation?s No. 1 killer.

…Physical inactivity is a huge national problem. Seventy percent of Americans don?t get enough exercise, which means we?re at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and other blood vessel diseases. Start now with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the American Heart Association to walk, to be more active, to be healthy. The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said ?A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.? The quote is especially apt for anyone wanting to start a regular exercise program. This National Walking Day marks offers the opportunity to make a commitment to healthy living and fighting heart disease and stroke.

Parks staff will lead the walk. Click here for more info, including how to download a National Walking Day toolkit.

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