Why Do You Walk?

Published September 9, 2011 by Laura S

Maybe you lost your Grandfather to heart disease. Perhaps your company is rallying together to show support in the fight against our nation’s number one killer. Or maybe you just can’t stand the thought of sitting down all day. Whatever your reason, walking is important. It is integral to our health; it’s fun, easy and free. Completely free – no one ever charged you money to take a step. 

The 2011 American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk is taking place this Saturday, September 10, at Victory Park in Downtown Dallas. Thousands of excited Dallasites will flood the streets of Downtown; each with a different story, each with a different purpose.

Local Dallas resident Morgan Kennedy tells us why she walks. A strong wife to a former widower, her husband and two daughters lost their wife and biological mother to heart disease at a young age. Kennedy walks in the Heart Walk each year to honor her memory, and to involve her kids in the joy of exercise. 

We want to know why you walk. Click on the link, listen to News8’s Janet St James ask the question 'Why Do You Walk?', and hit the ‘Respond!’ button. It’s that simple. Now it is your turn to tell us. Why do you walk?

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