The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) annual indoor cycling “CycleNation” event was held at Subaru Park in Chester, PA on Thursday, July 28th. The goal of the event was to encourage Philadelphia and surrounding counties residents to use cycling to improve heart and brain health, while raising funds to continue the AHA/ASA’s vital community programs, research, and advocacy efforts to end heart disease and stroke.
The American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association) brought 30 stationary bikes to Subaru Park to host a CycleNation event for employees, volunteers, and sponsors. At the end of the workday, more than 50 people were led through several fun and energetic rides.
The goal of CycleNation is to use cycling and other exercise activities to improve heart and brain health, while raising funds to continue the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s vital community programs, lifesaving research and advocacy efforts to end heart disease and stroke.
Being physically active is key to preventing heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, with stroke being the No. 3 killer in Western New York. To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.
CycleNation is nationally sponsored by Amgen and locally sponsored by Crozer Health, Philadelphia Union, Subaru, Arel Capital, Genesis HealthCare, Kemberton, and ProMedica.
To donate to the Philadelphia CycleNation, visit cyclenation.org/phillyride. For more information on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke, visit stroke.org.
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