One step at a time

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Heart Smart Trails are generally one mile in length or less and follow a level path. Bronze medallions are embedded in the path every 1/10 of a mile, so walkers can keep track of the distance they have gone. A mile may not seem like much, but for patients recovering from heart surgery, every step counts. This Heart Smart Trail is at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Md.

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2 Responses to One step at a time

  1. MarieMcC says:

    That’s a great idea. Sometimes it’s not so much the distance but the hills that get to you.

  2. Kim says:

    I, too, was looking down today! It’s amazing what we can find of interest on the ground, isn’t it?! This is really interesting, and a subtle way to let walkers know the distance.
    -Kim

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