Mom, dad, and little boy walking holding hand. squirrel on the right. Text: National Walking Day

Walk it Out

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey towards health, happiness, and adventure? Today, as we celebrate National Walking Day, Hungry Squirrel invites you to lace up your sneakers, breathe in the fresh air, and embrace the transformative power of walking. Get ready to unlock a vibrant life where every step brings you closer to extraordinary experiences and boundless possibilities!

Walking boasts numerous physical health benefits, like improved cardiovascular fitness, weight management, and reduced risk of chronic illnesses.1 It strengthens the heart, helps maintain a healthy weight, and acts as a shield against conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Moreover, walking enhances mental well-being by relieving stress, elevating mood, and improving cognitive function.2

group of friends walking outside building

Let the numbers inspire you to take that first step and continue walking towards a healthier, happier life. Did you know that just one hour of brisk walking can burn approximately 350-400 calories?3 Taking 10,000 steps a day is a common goal for maintaining an active lifestyle, and by breaking it down into shorter walks throughout the day, you'll find it easily achievable.1

dog with wood and man walking behind him on a hike

To incorporate walking into your routine, start small, make it a habit, and make it enjoyable. Begin with short walks and gradually increase duration and intensity. Set aside dedicated time for walks and use reminders or fitness trackers for motivation. Enhance your experience with uplifting music, audiobooks, or podcasts. Stay hydrated and fuel up with water and nutritious snacks during walks. 4

So, put on those walking shoes, step outside, and let the world be your playground. Remember, every journey begins with a single step!

Happy National Walking Day everyone!

1. “Walk Your Way to Fitness.”Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 19 May 2021,

2. “Walking.”Www.Heart.Org,18 July 2022,

3. “Calories Burned in 30 Minutes of Leisure and Routine Activities.”Harvard Health,8 Mar. 2021,

4. “How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 June 2022,

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