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Ready, set, walk!

Paula Wissel
Hundreds turned out at Seattle city hall for National Start Walking Day

How about going out for a stroll? Today is National Start Walking Day.  The American Heart Association, which sponsors the day,  says taking just 10 minutes three times a day to walk will help you live longer.

Several hundred people turned out at Seattle city hall to kick off Start Walking Day by taking a 30 minute walk around downtown. Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine led the way.

Among those making the trek were several nurses from University of Washington-Bothell. Robert Abutin said he wants to raise awareness about the health benefits of walking.

"Walking really is the best medicine," he said.

Abutin and Robert Kasivante, who work at a hospital, say they see what happens to people who don't walk enough.

If you need some motivation to get off the couch or out of the car, here's a little music to inspire you.

Paula reports on groundbreaking legal decisions in Washington State and on trends in crime and law enforcement. She’s been at KNKX since 1989 and has covered the Law and Justice beat for the past 15 years. Paula grew up in Idaho and, prior to KNKX, worked in public radio and television in Boise, San Francisco and upstate New York.

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