Walk with Walgreens - Gearing up for Walking & Wearing the Proper Shoes

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Joan Lunden

Health /

Years ago I lived in San Francisco on a street called Powell Street which is one of the steepest streets in San Francisco with a cable car.  At the time I worked for a stock brokerage firm about 10 blocks away and the route I walked each day to and from work put me on some of the most challenging inclines you can imagine.  Being a young fashionista, I was always in high heels and boy was that a mistake!  It didn't take me long to realize that sneakers were going to be a necessity if I wanted to last on my grueling daily walking routine. I think to this day my feet still remember those San Fran Hills!  

A few years later when I moved to New York City I found that I was always walking and again, I did way too much of it in heels and quickly learned the art of flats or sneakers for walking and heels for when you get there!  Now that I live in suburbs, my walks are planned, rather than my mode of transportation. These days I weigh carefully when I really need to don the high heels, and more often you will find me in a great looking pair of sneakers.  I’m very careful about the sneakers I wear, since a few summers ago I got a heal spur from wearing the wrong kind for me so now it is very important to protect that.  I feel that simply wearing sneakers makes me more inclined to walk, they just put a spring in my step!

Categories: Fitness
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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