Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Start Walking!!

From multiple events and National Heart month to the announcement of our new 2020 Impact Goal, it has been a busy spring for the American Heart Association and the South Central Affiliate, and we’ve compiled all the news in the latest edition of our volunteer newsletter. Please take a few minutes to check out this online resource, where you’ll be able to read about recent legislative victories, find out what companies earned Fit-Friendly recognition, see photos from our (Inter)National Wear Red Day, learn why people are choosing cupcakes over cash and discover what motivates fellow volunteers.

Before you click through to the newsletter, let me also invite you to participate in National Start Walking day, this Wednesday, April 7. While I know that many of you support our walking programs through Start! at Work and participate in your local Heart Walk, I’m inviting you to join the thousands across the SCA who will be taking one small step towards better heart health on Wednesday. There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all, so grab your tennis shoes and your co-workers and take a walk around the block that day. Or find a Start! Walking path near you.

And speaking of taking a small step towards better heart health, be sure to take the My Life Check assessment. As part of our 2020 Impact Goal, we’ve produced an assessment tool that helps you identify and improve seven health factors, as well as create a simple action plan to work toward ideal heart health. This is the first step toward meeting our 2020 goal, so please pass the Web site and message to friends, family and co-workers. It will take all of us working together to save lives.

Thank you, and have a great National Start Walking Day!


just_me said...

Wonderful blog! I am a 31 yr old healthy mother of two young children, and I've recently been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. 'Heart health' and 'Heart smarts' is something everyone should be aware of, no matter their age!
Thanks for having a blog dedicated to having a healthy heart!