This Week’s Walk Destination
GROUP WALKS CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As you probably know by now, last night our governor declared a STAY AT HOME order for all of California.
Mr. Pedometer checked with our local police department this morning to make sure our planned Saturday walk met the spirit, intent and letter of the law. I described how we would drive in separate cars to a specified location and walk at the “social distance” for an hour.
The officer said that was fine…but she added that, very soon, Pleasanton will be closing all parks, and it would be up to a patrolling officer to decide how to interpret what qualified for a citation. With that in mind, we are canceling our groups walks until the threat of this pandemic has passed.
For your mental and physical well-being, we encourage you to take solitary walks in your own neighborhood. Be safe, and stay well!
Ron (AKA) Mr. Pedometer)
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Your Own Pedometer Walking Program
Starting a walking program is an easy and fun activity. Like anything else that we really want to do, it is best to set a time to walk so that you don’t allow other things to crowd out your walking time. Mr. Pedometer suggests using a pedometer to track your steps and measure your activity time. He says to wear your pedometer for a week and go about your regular routine. Write down your steps and activity time each day. At the beginning of the second week, increase your steps by 20% and work your way up each week until you are walking 6000-10,000 steps a day. 10,000 Steps-a-day is the recommended step count to maintain good health.
It is always more fun to walk with people, so find a walking buddy or look for walking groups in your community. If that doesn’t work, consider starting your own World Walk To Wellness walking group. (See information on how to start your own walking group below). Walking and talking makes the time fly by and being outdoors helps you relax and unwind all while getting in your steps.
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