On your Mark, Get Set, Start! Walking on Wednesday, April 7
A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk for cardiovascular disease. Time spent on the job and the nature of work for many Americans today has made getting and staying active difficult. Did you know that Americans are working 164 more hours per year than they did 20 years ago? And, that the number of sedentary jobs has increased by 83% since 1950?
The American Heart Association is offering a free toolkit for those in the workplace who want to celebrate National Start! Walking Day office-wide. To register, visit the American Heart Association's website. Once you have registered, the AHA will immediately email you a how-to guide, a six week walking program, heart-healthy recipes, downloads, and tips on how to improve your cardiovascular health.
Celebrating National Start! Walking Day doesn't have to be limited to just the workplace, it can be recognized in the schools and/or community wide. Over the next six weeks and beyond, the AHA wants you to step toward better health and a better tomorrow. For more information on how you can participate and spread the word about National Start! Walking Day visit their website or call (248) 827-4214.
Note: Before beginning an exercise program or increasing the intensity level of a current routine, a physician's approval should be obtained, especially for older adults and those at risk for or who currently have chronic health conditions.
American Heart Association