Monday, April 14, 2008

Walk Cleveland (4/16)

Wednesday April 16th, 2008

Come on Cleveland..get out and walk...tomorrow is National Start Walking Day. The goal is to encourage Americans to incorporate at least 30 minutes of walking into their average work day. National Start Walking Day is a part of the American Heart Association's Start campaign. The American Heart Association has challenged Americans to walk one million miles on Wednesday.

The American Heart Association focuses on walking as an activity because it's accessible, free and has the lowest dropout rate of any type of exercise. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease and stroke continue to be the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. 142 million Adults, 66% of U.S. Adults are overweight.



Start! is the American Heart Association’s groundbreaking national campaign that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health to live longer, heart-healthy lives through walking. Promoting physical activity through workplace walking programs can help employees reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke and lead longer, stronger, healthier lives.

For more information visit www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3045557

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about Start! walking Day. If anyone missed it and has an interest, the Heart Walk will take place on August 10th at Gateway Plaza. Just visit the website or call the AHA.

April 17, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

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