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National Walking Day

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The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day.

Here are some great ways to make a 30-minute or more walk more enjoyable:

  • Make sure to stretch your muscles.
  • Make sure you have good posture.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Move your arms while walking, too.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Places to walk include a park, your neighborhood, hiking trails, a school or public track.

The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. For more information, visit www.heart.org.

What do you do to exercise? Do you like walking?

 

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National Doodle Day

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National Doodle Day is always observed on the first Friday in March.

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National Banana Cream Pie Day

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National Banana Cream Pie Day is annually recognized on March 2nd.

Some facts about this pie:

  • Banana Cream Pie was ranked the number one dessert among U.S. soldiers in the 1950s.
  • The earliest mention of the banana pie was 1880.
  • The earliest mention of the banana cream pie comes from the Blue Ribbon Cookbook in 1906.

Recipe (Tasty.com):

Ingredients

1 refrigerated pie crust                                2 cups milk

3.4 oz banana pudding mix                         3 cups unsweetened whipped cream

2 bananas, sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F  (230 C)
  2. Place pie crust in a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish. With fork, poke holes all around the bottom of the crust.
  3. Bake crust in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine banana pudding mix and milk. Whisk vigorously until thick, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add two-thirds of the whipped cream to the bowl and fold in until evenly mixed.
  6. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool. Add a layer of banana slices to cover the bottom of the crust.
  7. Top the banana layer with the pudding and whipped cream mixture and chill for at least 3 hours.
  8. Top chilled pie with remaining whipped cream.
  9. Decorate with left-over banana slices. Slice pie and serve. Serves 8.