Hey, you! How did you get to your desk this morning? Your own two feet? Well, congratulations! You just participated in the newly designated Official Exercise of the State of Maryland: walking.
In case you didn't know, as of Wednesday, walking is the official
exercise of Maryland. So, dust off those walking shoes and get ready to
show state pride. ...
Maryland holds the honors as first state in the nation to designate a
state exercise thanks to the efforts of Delegate Bill Bronrott,
All the walking inspired by
the new state designation is supposed to combat cardio-vascular
disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
We've written before about states going overboard in declaring "official" items -- a dance, a type of dirt, a fish, etc.
Maryland's new salute to ambulation seems to fall into that category...