Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Today Is National Walking Day–American Heart Association Encouraging Americans To Get Moving!

Today, Wednesday, April 2nd, is National Walking Day and the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans and Sacramentans to lace up for their heart and get moving!

On National Walking Day, a day where hundreds of thousands across the nation take steps to improve their health, Americans are encouraged to spend at least 30 minutes of their day briskly walking.

“Statistics show that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor,” said Bruce Scheidt, 2014 Sacramento Heart & Stroke Walk Chairman and managing partner at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard. “We at Kronick are planning a walk around Capitol Mall and I encourage all Sacramento residents to walk with their families and enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of screens – at work and at home –which means less time being active. Physical inactivity has a detrimental effect on your health. Studies have shown that inactive people can double their risk of heart disease.

Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is getting more active!

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, and 60 minutes a day for kids.

For more information on National Walking Day, visit  For more information about the Sacramento Heart & Stroke Walk taking place on Saturday, September 20, visit

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of the American Heart Association.

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