How many steps a day do you take? Whether you have some sort of measuring device to help you keep track or you know that you've probably been sitting too long, it's important to get up and walk throughout the day. It can help you live a longer and healthier life. That's what the American Heart Association's start walking movement is all about:

 

These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We're becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. The American Heart Association wants to remind all of us that by simply putting one foot in front of another and walking, you are helping your heart and brain health.

Heart disease is this country's No.1 killer, but by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk. It seems a small price to pay to be able to be around longer and enjoy your life. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get up and walk.