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Walk with Walgreens - Gearing up for Walking & Using a Pedometer

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Joan Lunden

Health / / April 20, 2011

When I began walking for my health I would usually measure my walks in time: a 30 minute walk for example.  Sometimes I would map a course with my car and find out the mileage so I knew I was walking a 1 or 2 mile course.  These days however, I’m measuring my walking with a pedometer so I can be a part of Walk with Walgreens!  This was the first time I was going to really put myself to the test to see how many steps I was taking in a day.  I decided I didn’t want to do it alone so I went out and bought pedometers for everyone in my office so I could help them start walking and so we could help each other keep moving.  I’m a big believer that teaming up with coworkers, friends, neighbors, or maybe other moms from school makes walking more fun and thus makes it easier to stick with a program.  In our office, we now all run to the door to be the one to get lunch for the group so we can rack up the steps!  I must say, we are having fun and it’s a real curiosity to see how many steps we are actually logging!

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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