Wednesday is National Walking Day | Business
Start Your Day on the Right Foot. Join the Amercian Heart Association and Our Lady of the Lake for National Walking Day.
Time to get your WALK on! Grab a coworker or a friend and step out on the right foot with Our Lady of the Lake and the American Heart Association on National Walking Day. The walk will take place at Our Lady of the Lake on the one-mile outdoor walking path. Our Lady of the Lake is committed to a healthy workplace and has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Capital Area division (AHA) for the My Heart My Life Program to promote wellness, prevention and education around heart disease and other heart-related illnesses.
All across the nation on Wednesday, April 4, Americans will be called upon to incorporate 30 minutes of walking into their day. Starting this day, the American Heart Association will count the calories burned by individual walkers at American Heart Association events across the country and add them to the “Billion Calorie Count-UP” total.
DATES: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Boulevard on the grounds in front of the Chapel at Entrance 2
Walking Path is one mile
National Walking Day is part of the American Heart Association’s My Heart My Life initiative. For every hour of very brisk walking, life expectancy may increase for some adults by two hours. In the Capital Area 33 percent of all deaths are a result of cardiovascular disease. Lack of physical activity can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
My Heart My Life Walking Paths are sponsored nationally by United Healthcare and locally by Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. To be part of the Billion Calorie Count-Up, visit http://www.startwalkingnow.orgto access healthy living resources including information about getting active and eating healthy. You can also locate other Walking Paths in our area and download the American Heart Association’s Walking Path App.