Heart Walk from American Heart Association

Heart Walk from American Heart Association

Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) great fund raising event held annually. The aim is to promote physical activity and heart healthy living in an atmosphere of fun and family involvement. This year more than 1 million walkers will participate in more than 450 events to raise funds for saving lives from heart disease and stroke the number one and number three killers of Unites States of America. You can walk with your family, friends, co-workers or strangers and build a strong bondage. You are welcome to organize a team at work in your company along with your co-workers. The American Heart Association will honour and recognize individuals, companies and teams that have made their all out efforts in this great humanitarian venture. Top walkers, top companies and top nationwide teams are listed separately on the American Heart Association website.

Poor diet and lack of exercise are responsible for at least 25% of health care costs of working adults. Physical inactivity more than doubles the risk of heart disease. So what are you waiting for? Start walking today! Don’t forget to continue walking for at least 30  – 40 minutes a day for the rest of your life. No harm in taking one or two days off every week. But maintain the program life long and encourage your friends and family to do so. A word of caution for those who already have heart disease – please get clearance from your physician regarding the permissible level of activity.

(Author is a Premium Professional member of the American Heart Association)