Get Fit with the Walk!
Jumpstart Your Fitness Program with The Walk for Hunger
Walking is one of the best activities you can do for your health. Why not train for the Walk for Hunger as a way to jumpstart your fitness program? Remember, on Walk Day, you don’t have to do the whole 20 miles, just walk what you can! Buses are available from every checkpoint to bring you back to the Boston Common.
- Start with just 5-, 10-, or 15-minutes a day.
- Buy yourself some new walking shoes and a pedometer to get motivated.
- Walk with a friend, or bring your mp3 player if you’re walking alone.
- Treat yourself to some scenery. Try new routes, beaches, parks, or trails.
- Keep an extra pair of shoes and socks at work, and keep them at your desk. Then take a walk on your lunch break, or use coffee breaks to take a brisk 15-minute walk. Two walks a day lets you accumulate 2.5 hours of exercise a week!
- Save gas and walk to your errands.
- When the weather doesn’t cooperate, try walking indoors at a mall or gym.
- Build up your walking time and join us at The Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Success Story: Walking as a Weight Loss Goal
Introducing Dina Conlon-Bilo of Chelsea, who lost 170 pounds and made finishing The Walk for Hunger one of her weight loss goals.
While she was losing weight, Dina was involved in an horrific automobile accident with her husband, Scott. She broke her neck and had two plates and over a dozen screws put in her arm. But Dina stayed on the diet and recovered from the accident. Her supervisors and coworkers at KPMG LLP, an accounting firm in Boston, provided her with a much needed support system and helped her reach both her rehabilitation and weight loss goals so that she could walk all 20 miles at the 2006 Walk for Hunger. In fact, Dina’s performance manager, Robin Crespo of Winthrop, and coworker, Paula Grasso of Danvers, walked with her — each providing Dina with motivation along the entire route — especially at mile 17.5 when Dina found the Walk most challenging.
Not only did Dina lose 170 pounds, but she raised over $500 and joined the Heart & Sole Circle — a dedicated group of Walkers who raise at least $500 each year and who, together, raise over $1.5 million to feed hungry people. Congratulations, Dina!