Fitness SLIDESHOW: National Walking Day


If you're like most modern-day workers (including my hubs), you spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computadora. Little to zero movement or physical activity.

Not today. Chicas, place your high heels next to your laptop and lace up your sneaks because today is National Walking Day.

The first Wednesday of April, the American Heart Association encourages walking for 30 minutes to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity.

That's why I saw fliers by the micro at work, Natalie!

. Participating companies are encouraging employees to take walking breaks, hold walking meetings, pace while on the phone, or try walking/running to and from work as I write in 2 Ways to Keep PE on Your Schedule. You can also stay active off the job. Stroll in the morning or evening alone or with a friend, walk to run errands, or hike a trail near you.

Walking for at least 30 minutes a day can help you reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and enhance your mental well being.

Click below to view this slideshow featuring images of different ways to walk. Be inspired and head out!

Share this fitness wealth: Invite your familia and friends to make low cost and easy adjustments to their lives such as walking. These small health and lifestyle investments will yield big rewards.

The Wise Latina Club's Natalie Wagner FierroA teacher by day, The Wise Latina Club’s Natalie Wagner Fierro is the co-founder of the Institute for Student Health. She equally loves food (cooking or dining in Washington’s restaurants) and burning calories by distance running, practicing yoga, and archery. Click here to read more about and connect with Natalie.

Where will you walk today?