It’s time to start Heartwalking to be Healthy For Good. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s new Healthy For Good movement is designed to provide science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors. It’s all about small steps that can be done each day that will make a big difference tomorrow.
Healthy For Good will come to life throughout New Jersey at several Heart Walks in October. These events invite thousands of local families, organizations and businesses to walk for heart health while also raising funds to support awareness and research for heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Participants can join a non-competitive walk while also enjoying a day of family-friendly activities such as health screenings, CPR demonstrations, exercise demonstrations, nutritional information, DJ and free giveaways.
Moving More is one of the cornerstone pieces of the American Heart Association’s new Healthy For Good movement. Unfortunately, about one in three adults participate in NO leisure time physical activity. Getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood. According to one study, just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years of life expectancy. In fact, for the average person in their 50s and 60s, moderate exercise could reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by half.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is dedicated to providing evidence-based healthy living recommendations for the entire family. Anyone can join the Healthy For Good movement to receive support and one-to-one customized motivation. The four key areas ground the movement—Eat Smart, Add Color, Move More and Be Well.
Join a Heart Walk near you:
Bergen Passaic Heart Walk– Express-Scripts Campus, Franklin Lakes- Sunday, October 1, 2017
Shoreline Heart Walk– Asbury Park Boardwalk- Sunday, October 1, 2017
Central New Jersey Heart Walk– Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton- Saturday, October 7, 2017
Southern NJ Fall Heart Walk– Cooper River Park, Pennsauken- Saturday, October 21, 2017
Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk– South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange- Sunday, October 22, 2017
To learn more about Healthy For Good, visit www.heart.org/healthyforgood.