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Good Reasons to Walk

01. September 2012

I’d like to invite you to go for a walk with me.

And I should probably tell you about the more than a thousand other San Diegans who’ll be walking as well as we support the great work and mission of Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  As 100th Anniversary Chair and Promise Leader for Girl Scouts San Diego I want to invite you to join us Sunday, October 7 for one of my favorite Girl Scout events – the “New Day 5-K” and one-mile run and walk at beautiful Mission Bay.

Whether you’re a walker, runner, stroller, roller-blader or jump-roper, sign up now for the chance to be part of the fun that begins at 8 a.m.  It’s easy ‘cause there’s plenty of parking and both distances begin and end at DeAnza Cove. 

I promise you’ll have a blast at this fun-filled morning of health, food, prizes and giveaways.  (And yes, your goodie bag will include a box of yummy Girl Scout cookies!)

I’ll be walking the 5-K and hope you’ll help me set the pace as we celebrate 100 years of building leadership, courage, confidence and character in girls.  I’m thrilled about Girl Scouts’ commitment to health, fitness and well-being.

If getting fit is part of your fall schedule, you’ve got plenty of time to work up to a 5-K (3.1 miles) walk.  And health experts agree walking is the easiest and most effective path to fitness. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, walking can help you achieve a number of important health benefits including:

  • lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • lower blood pressure
  • reducing the risk of or help in management of Type 2 diabetes
  • managing  your weight
  • improving your mood (my personal fave!)
  • staying strong and fit

And with lots of walkers, free stuff and food, the New-Day 5-K is also just plain fun.  If you’d like to join us, you can register or get more information online at http://www.sdgirlscouts.org/5K.  Click on “New Day 5-K.” 

By the way, proceeds from the event help support Girl Scouts’ “Live Healthy, Lead Healthy” initiative which includes programs to combat bullying, raise self-awareness and empower girls to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Let’s do it for the girls!


Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.