The spookiest weekend of Walktober is finally upon us. Since all of our docs are busy logging miles and cheering on participants during the Walk Challenge, we had to phone a friend for help with this week’s newsletter. We called our good buddy Casper, but he’s busy filming (another) movie. Fortunately, being the friendly guy he is, Casper referred us to a colleague who was eager to join us for an interview. Thanks for being here Mr. Zombie.
Mr. Zombie: Nice to eat you… er.. I mean meet you.
WWAD: You know, we weren’t sure if you even knew how to speak, so this is already off to a better start than we expected. And you know what else? We never really thought about it before, but zombies really are the ultimate walking role model.
Mr. Zombie: I completely agree. Most people focus on our less-than-ideal looks and strange grunts, but we’re really just out here trying to get a good walk in. We zombies know the power of slow walking: Extensive research shows that walking has incredible health benefits (even at a slow pace). A zombie would never underestimate themselves based on their speed limitations, so why should you? Get out there and move!
WWAD: Wow that’s incredible! I bet all that walking makes you pretty tired, doesn’t it?
Mr. Zombie: You know, one thing about Halloween movies is they rarely show what zombies are up to during the day. It’s a common misconception that we’re nocturnal, but the truth is that I’m physically active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you take that into account, it’s no wonder we’re so hungry all the time!
WWAD: Well Mr. Zombie, I’d say that’s a great plug for us to talk about your new product, Mr. Z’s Plant-Based Brains! We truly admire your vision with this product and thank you on behalf of the entire (living) human race for founding the vegetarian zombie movement! Speaking of brains, how does an undead fella like yourself decide where to walk?
Mr. Zombie: For me, the key to a successful walk is to remember that you’re taking steps towards better health no matter where or how far you go. Honestly, life is about the journey, not the destination. My best advice is to wander freely, letting the wind and the lovely scent of human brains carry you where you need to be.
WWAD: Right, yes… the PLANT-BASED Human Brains, now available in supermarkets worldwide! Thank you again for your humanitarian efforts Mr. Zombie, I think that concludes today’s interview!
WWAD: … Is he gone? Sweet! Someone get this helmet off of me – it’s getting foggy in here!
|Reason to Walk #1031|
Take it from a zombie, walking is a no-brainer!Click here for 100 Reasons to Walk
|Walk Challenge 2021!|
|We’re truly inspired by what all the Walk Challenge participants have accomplished in the first week! Keep up the great work everyone!PS- it’s not too late to register or donate.|
|Welcome new Walk Chapters!Click here to find your local chapter|
|Alfena, Valongo, Portugal, USF Alfena – Supported by the Walk ChallengeChampaign, IL, Christie ClinicCleveland, OH, Case Western Reserve UniversityColumbus, OH, Community Development for All PeopleEdinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Claire Holdsworth – Supported by the Walk ChallengeFalkirk, Scotland, Dr. Leeanne Dundas – Supported by the Walk ChallengeHarrisburg, PA, Susquehanna TownshipHouston, TX, Dr. Benedict Ifedi – Sponsored by the Texas Medical AssociationMacon, GA, Macon HeadSpace Marietta, GA, Spring Psychological Services, LLCMoimenta da Beira, Portugal, USF Aquilino Ribeiro – Supported by the Walk ChallengeSt. Petersburg, FL, Bayfront HealthTagbilaran, Philippines, Jalad Health and Wellness ClinicWaco, TX, Waco Family Medicine – Sponsored by the Texas Medical Association|
|Stay Hungry. Stay Spooky.|
Isabelle, Bryan, and RachaelPS- Has anyone seen David? Rumor has it he’s lost at Highbanks Metro Park, logging miles for the challenge.www.walkwithadoc.org