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Trinitarians join Walk To School Day

September 1, 2010

People walk for many reasons: for pleasure...to rid themselves of tensions...to find solitude...or to get from one place to another. Nearly everyone who walks regularly does so at least in part because of a conviction that it is good exercise.

Today, Trinitarians observed the WALK TO SCHOOL DAY by walking partly going to the campus in giving importance to walking as a slower but surer way to fitness.

The TCS Red Cross Youth under the leadership of Rochelle Lao spearheaded the said activity.

Parents who drove their kids to school gamely participated by dropping their kids off to start- off points.

"I walk to have a healthy heart, project will hopefully create awareness to all Trinitarians that walking is a means of improving physical fitness," Teacher Marizette Lao, the school nurse said.

Studies show that, when done briskly on a regular schedule, walking can improve the body's ability to consume oxygen during exertion, lower the resting heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and increase the efficiency of the heart and lungs. It also helps burn excess calories.

Like other forms of exercise, walking appears to have a substantial psychological payoff. Beginning walkers almost invariably report that they feel better and sleep better, and that their mental outlook improves.

Some Trinitarian parents even went down off their cars and joined their children in traversing their way to the campus.

And indeed the activity went off without a glitch as TCS red crossers, 4th year CAT cadets and teacher advisers were mobilized to facilitate traffic flow.