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National Walking Day this week


LANSING (WKZO) -- Wednesday is National Walking Day, when everyone's encouraged to go for a walk and perhaps make it a habit. Cindy Bouma, with the American Heart Association, says that taking a simple 15 minute walk can help to improve your heart health. So, this week, the message of walking was spread to people all over the country.

"The American Heart Association just wants people to get out and get more active," Bouma told WKZO. "It's spring, and luckily for us, there are places that are clear for walking outdoors. We really want people to use the day to take their walking shoes to work, and make sure they've scheduled time for a walk."

Bouma says that a good way to get into the habit of walking is to take a 15 minute walk on your lunch break. You can find out more about National Walking Day at the American Heart Association website.