Take the ‘Initiative:’ Campaign Uses #WestWingReunion Video To Get People Walking

Infographic from Every Body WalkAs we often write on this site, the health benefits of walking everyday are significant. For example, by walking for only 30 minutes a day, five days a week and making a few healthier choices at meal time, you can reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes in half. Prostate cancer patients who walk 90 minutes per week decrease their mortality risk by almost half.

While the benefits might be clear, how to fit a half hour of walking into your busy work schedule might not be so clear. This is why the Every Body Walk campaign is doing everything they can to get people energized and informed about walking. Organizers hope to get people walking for at least 30 minutes per day by sharing information from experts and partnering with organizations to raise awareness about how to squeeze walking into your day.

They even teamed up with the cast of “The West Wing” in a Funny or Die spoof video to shed light on just how easy it is to incorporate 30 minutes of walking into your routine:

Some tips for getting into a walking routine include:

  • Keep a pair of gym shoes under your desk at work and walk during lunch.
  • Let someone else have that close parking spot at the office and get in a few extra steps.
  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs. You don’t have to get your 30 minutes of walking in all at once; the minutes add up every time you take a step.

How are you incorporating walking into your work routine?

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