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Wed April 6, 2011
Ready, set, walk!
How about going out for a stroll? Today is National Start Walking Day. The American Heart Association, which sponsors the day, says taking just 10 minutes three times a day to walk will help you live longer.
Several hundred people turned out at Seattle city hall to kick off Start Walking Day by taking a 30 minute walk around downtown. Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine led the way.
Among those making the trek were several nurses from University of Washington-Bothell. Robert Abutin said he wants to raise awareness about the health benefits of walking.
"Walking really is the best medicine," he said.
Abutin and Robert Kasivante, who work at a hospital, say they see what happens to people who don't walk enough.
If you need some motivation to get off the couch or out of the car, here's a little music to inspire you.