Saturday, April 04, 2009

Bee Well Miles and the Network of Strength

Just because the weather is nasty here in northern Michigan, it doesn't mean that I have to live a sedentary life - especially since now my walks can count toward supporting those with breast cancer. Today I walked the perimeter of my local Wal-Mart; it's a large super center and four laps around it gives me a little over a mile of stepping.

It's important to keep your body in shape all year long, not just during the summer months. For some, that may mean walking or running indoors. For others in warmer climates, it can mean hiking in the woods or running along a country road. Environment isn't nearly as important as the level of activity.

Bumble Bee Tuna has a great program available to help you keep fit AND make a difference in the lives of others. It's called the BeeWell Miles program. With every mile you and I log from April 1 until October 31, Bumble Bee will donate $0.15 to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.

I clipped a pedometer to my waistband and logged 3,356 steps (1.7 miles) today while pushing a grocery cart (to hold my purse and coat.) It doesn't sound like a lot, but if we all worked together we could really make a difference. Every day you log miles you have a chance to win a prize too!


1 comment:

Live|Seeking said...

Cool! We have a brand new Menards and it is the biggest store I have ever been in so I know a few laps around there would be quite the workout! I'm sure my Dad wouldn't mind going there to walk. lol!