Get Up and Get Moving
These days, adults are spending more time at work than ever before. An unfortunate side effect is that, as a nation, we're becoming more inactive. This is a problem when you consider that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease!
But take Heart! It's a problem you can help fix by encouraging your community and company to take part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day.
On this day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your family, friends, and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life.
Get Others Involved
- Begin by inviting co-workers to wear their sneakers to work.
- Encourage employees to get in their 30 minutes of walking that day.
- Change one of your meetings to a walking meeting, and let your colleagues know why.
- Start shopping for some physical activity gear. It shows you support the American Heart Association's walking movement.
- Host a walk and/or rally to show your commitment to living longer, healthier lives.
- Get the word out about your walk by first registering for a free downloadable National Walking Day Tool Kit. Visit the American Heart Association's National Walking Day website.
- Join others across the country and be part of the solution to get America walking.
- Discover and share more information from the American Heart Association about why physical activity is so important.
- Rally your family, friends and neighbors to walk that day and every day.
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. From walking clubs and paths to cooking tips and easy-made recipes, the American Heart Association's My Heart, My Life healthy living initiative is working to help individuals and families understand how to get active and eat healthy - all part of the American Heart Association's 2020 goal. Don't stop with signing up for Heart Walk; use the American Heart Association Walking CLubs and Walking Paths to keep you walking every day. Visit MyHeartMyLife.org to learn more.
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