ASICS was started in 1949 in Japan by a Kihachiro Onitsuka who realised the Japanese youth needed direction and a healthier, more positive lifestyle; a new sense of community, optimism and awareness. ASICS (an acronym for Anima Sana in Corpore Sano ? a sound mind in a sound body), has always had a strong sense of community responsibility and continues to advocate this original ideal.
Sports Medicine Australia President, Marilyn Feenstra said, ?Physical activity ? and especially walking ? for at least 30 minutes or for 10,000 steps a day is important for everyone?s health and it can reduce the mortality rate in people with existing type 2 diabetes . Not only that, it?s enjoyable. People should undertake a minimum of moderate-intensity exercise for 30 minutes at least most days of the week and the best and safest exercise is walking.?
The ASICS WALK FOR WELLBEING is the newest initiative by ASICS to get the whole family out doing some healthy, non-strenous activity. The walks will be held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney for the first year and ASICS hopes to expand this to other states next year. ALL registration money goes directly to Diabetes Australia to help combat this killer disease.
The four or eight kilometre charity walk (you choose how far you want to walk) will be held in Melbourne on 19th September at Catani Gardens, St Kilda; Brisbane at South Bank Parklands on 14th November (WORLD DIABETES DAY) at and in Sydney on 28th November at Sydney Olympic Park.
The GEL Kayano Walker are the perfect shoes for such exercise. These state-of-the-art fitness walking shoe was created with the ultimate balance in footwear technology. A great design which deserves the Kayano name.
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