Celebrating “National Today” Days

There is a website for NationalToday.com that actually invites people to submit days/weeks/months to celebrate…. A few are serious, focusing awareness on diseases or other issues, such as World Wildlife Day (March 3) and International Women’s Day (March 8, which many nations honor, but not the USA). World Water Day (22nd) is worthy of attention…but it shares the date with National Goof Off Day. This month also has National Let’s Laugh Day (19th), followed by the International Day of Happiness (20th – What?! Only one day of happiness per year?)have no idea what makes such a designation “official,” but lots of them show imagination and humor…

Walking to help lower high blood pressure.

I know you encourage us all to walk frequently, but I am wondering, will that help those of us with high blood pressure?
Yes, an AARP Bulletin reported last January that high blood pressure is just one of half a dozen ailments that can be improved by taking regular walks – but at different speeds and durations.