An annual American Heart Association program aims to get people walking for 30 minutes a day, and this Wednesday, April 7th, Wyomingites are called to don their favorite walking shoes. National Start! Walking Day is an initiative to get people into an exercise program to reduce the risk of heart disease, with at least some of that walk time happening during work breaks or lunch.
Exercise physiologist Steve Sanders says regular exercise is a key factor in cardiovascular health.
Sanders champions a walking exercise program because it has the lowest dropout rate of any type of physical activity. And an added bonus: it's free.
The American Heart Association provides tools online to help people plan a regular walking program, and there are materials for employers to promote walking at workplaces. Just click here: http://startwalkingnow.org/