Come join the DUFF Team for the JDRF One Walk this Sunday, March 12 at Smythe Park on Daniel Island. Check-in begins at 1pm. Be sure to wear your DUFF T-shirts!!!
To sign up (or donate to the cause), click HERE.
Looking for something fun, full of positive energy and that will get your family out and MOVING this Sunday? Calling all Charleston, Mount Pleasant and surrounding area fitness Duffnatics to join in the JDRF One Walk, this Sunday on Daniel Island.
WHY CHARITY WALKS ROCK
The folks at active.com put it this way: “Supporting a worthy cause and staying fit can be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other when you sign up for a charity walk. ‘Charity walks can help provide a goal to motivate you to stay active,” says Mark Fenton, author of The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss and Fitness. “The number of walks continues to increase. They’re more popular than ever.’”
And why wouldn’t they be? You’re outside, you’re getting your cardio in, you’re with your family, friends and gym community and you’re supporting an amazing cause…it’s a quadruple fitness win!
WHY WALK AND NOT RUN
Think that doing a walk isn’t enough “exercise” for your Sunday? Think again! Many experts, including those at Health Magazine recommend walking at part of a healthy workout routine. “When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not even come to mind. But it should.”
The article goes on to quote Director of Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia, Art Weltman, PhD, who recommends not just strolling around on these walks, but walking at a brisk pace—which may not look like running—but will get your heart rate up and your muscles moving. And according to Weltman, this form of exercise can be kinder to your joints. “Although you’re moving at a fast clip, power walking is still easier on the joints than running. ‘During walking one of your feet is always in contact with the ground,’ says Weltman, ‘but during running there’s a float stage where your whole body is lifted in the air. Then you come back down and subject your body to the impact.’” That’s why walking is a smart long-term fitness plan.
FITNESS FOR YOUR FAMILY
What better way to get your kids out and moving? Bringing your family along in to a charity fitness event like the JDRF One Walk not only raises money and awareness for your cause, it helps raise happy, healthy kids. The Youth Health and Fitness Foundation believes, “Kids attitudes and actions towards exercise are shaped by what we do as parents. It’s no surprise kids model their behaviors after our behavior. If we want our kids to be active, we need to be good role models and get off our butts and show them that we exercise.” And what better way to get out and exercise? By supporting an amazing cause.
WHAT IS THE JDRF?
According to their website, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is “The leading global organization funding T1D research. Millions of people around the world live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it, and at present, no cure. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and strong industry and academic partnerships to fund research…We want a cure, and we won’t stop until we find one. Along the way, we will continue to drive scientific progress that delivers new treatments and therapies that make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier.”
Click on THIS LINK to read about some of the changes JDRF is working hard to make for those living with Juvenile Diabetes.
HOW DOES THE WALK HELP?
According to their website, “The JRDF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people across the country to change the future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This fun, family–friendly event gives people with T1D—and their friends, family and co–workers—the opportunity to raise money for life-changing T1D research. They walk to help JDRF ease the incredible burden of this disease for the millions affected, until we create a world without T1D.” Since 1972, the JDRF has raised over $2 Billion in T1D research projects worldwide.
Join us on this mission Sunday, March 12th at 1:00 PM at Smythe Park on Daniel Island!
Click on THIS LINK to join our team and help us make Type 1 Type None!