You’ll want to bring your umbrella to work today – especially if you want to join thousands of others for National Walking Day – just in case it rains at lunchtime.
The Surgeon General will get in on the act, as you can read here. It’s part of a national effort to encourage people to get in their exercise in the easiest of ways.
“What we love about walking is it’s the most popular physical activity, and it’s the least expensive,” said Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Haberstro will be featured in Saturday’s “What are you Eating” segment in WNY Refresh and there will be a related blog on group walking opportunities in the coming weeks.
But there’s no reason to wait until then.
No matter how soggy it gets during lunch hour today, Haberstro will lead a 30-minute walk downtown, starting just after noon at the Rath Building, 95 Franklin St.
– Scott Scanlon