National Walking Day is not only a day to get moving, but is also a kick off for a commitment to a lifetime of healthy living. Statistics show that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk for heart disease and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor. So get moving and help reduce your risk of developing heart disease today!
There are so many ways that you particpiate in National Walking Day, and get those around you involved as well. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to lace up their sneakers and take a walk with you today. Here are some ideas on how to make the best of National Walking Day:
Walking is a great way to get physically active and to help improve your health. A regular walking program can:
Experts at the American Heart Association recommend that every American adult engage in 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity physical activity just about every day of the week, at least 2½ hours per week. You can do that by walking two miles briskly (about four miles an hour). If this is too fast, choose a more comfortable pace.
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While you are gathering your friends for your National Walking Day celebrations encourage them to join our You’re the Cure network, where they will be able to receive more updates on the issues that drive our organization. For more information about joining You’re the Cure, please contact Betsy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kacie (email@example.com) or visit us on the web at http://yourethecure.org/aha/advocacy/register.aspx.
I have walked 4 miles today - how about you?
I took a walk around my neighborhood!
I took a walking break at my office in the afternoon. If you sit at a computer most of the day, you should always take a break to walk or exercise mid-way through the afternoon.