April 3rd is National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day. I encourage you all to rally the troops (your co-workers) and go for a walk tomorrow. There is no minimum amount of time to walk, we want to encourage people to take time out of their work day.  Research indicates that American jobs have become dangerously more sedentary, and we are working 164 more hours per year than we were 20 years ago. This is a huge problem when you consider that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease!

To combat this, the American Heart Association created the My Heart. My Life.  Heart Walk movement to work with both employers and the 142 million Americans in the workplace to create a culture of walking before, during or after the workday.  We are challenging companies, organizations and families across the MAA to get out and walk on National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 3rd and take their first steps toward a longer and healthier life.

Here are some additional tools and resources for National Walking Day.

This is great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give our local communities a friendly push toward a healthier life. Have a great week!

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