Event encourages Americans, who are spending more time sitting, to “Move More”
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Inland Empire Division will host its annual Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk at 5:00pm on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at Lake Skinner in Winchester (CA), where an estimated 3,000 people will lace up their sneakers and make lifesaving strides.
Event registration is open and everyone is encouraged to form or join teams at www.SWRCheartwalk.heart.org. Participation is free and donations are welcomed to fight heart disease and stroke, the leading killers in the United States, including the Inland Empire. The event is also a way to encourage Americans to “Move More”, part of the Healthy for Good campaign by the American Heart Association, designed to inspire lasting change through small, simple steps.
American are spending more time sitting – at work, school or in front of a screen- than ever before. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, swimming, playing sports or doing yoga, the goal is for adults to get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both). Kids should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Being physically active on a regular basis is important to promote overall health and prevent heart disease and stroke, which are responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all forms of cancer combined. Research has shown that every hour of regular exercise can add about two hours to life expectancy, even if you don’t start until midlife.
The Southwest Riverside Heart & Stroke Walk promises to be an exciting occasion for the whole family to “move more”. The day’s main events are the non-competitive 5-kilometer walk and a 1-mile Survivor Path. Other highlights include a Health and Wellness Expo, as well as a Kids Zone featuring games promoting heart health. Pets are welcomed!
Among the participants will be many families who lost loved ones to the nation’s leading causes of death, and heart disease and stroke survivors. Everyone is invited to be a part of this important community event sponsored nationally by Subway, and locally by Abbott Vascular. To join or learn more visit SWRCheartwalk.heart.org or call 951-751-2115.