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Filed in Kim's Corner — September 12, 2016

Spring has sprung and it’s time to head outdoors for some healthy fun!

As I was pondering what to write about this month, I thought about how many of you want to move more and often don’t realize how powerful walking or jogging can be for your health and fitness–and for your mental well-being! I also know that many of you like to have a specific plan with a goal, so here it is.

Enlist a friend or family member to join you in a 5K challenge. This article contains a seven-week program designed to get you moving, go the distance and feel really great inside and out!

The following program was designed with the novice in mind. No running or long-distance walking experience required. Yes, anyone can do it! And it won’t take you hours and hours each week to accomplish it – you can fit it into your schedule.

There are quite a few opportunities in our community to sign up for a 5K walk or run—and many of them benefit a local nonprofit organization. This will give you something to work towards and allow you the opportunity to help your local community. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Spring is so beautiful in Virginia and Warrenton is a great town to take it outdoors!


Not interested in training for a 5K? That’s okay, here is another idea:

I have made a commitment over the last several years to take my meetings outdoors. If I have a one-on-one meeting with a staff member or a client, we take a walk. We are able to discuss our business and I find that staff members are more relaxed. Our meetings end up being more productive and we both feel better after having moved around during our workday.

Give this a try! I promise you will not be disappointed!

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