Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2005
The Heart Walk is our yearly premier noncompetitive walk designed to increase the awareness of heart disease and stroke. By participating in the walk, Genesee County residents take the first step toward a heart-healthy lifestyle and support our education programs and research through pledges and donations. In the year 2004 alone, almost 40% of all deaths in Genesee County were due to heart disease and stroke. The Heart Walk stresses the importance of physical activity and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
Walking is good for your heart! At vigorous intensity, 30-60 minutes of walking, three or four times a week, is an aerobic exercise that conditions your heart and lungs. Even walking at low to moderate intensity can have short- and long-term benefits.
Physical inactivity is a risk factor for heart disease. Combined with overeating, lack of exercise can lead to high blood cholesterol and obesity, two more risk factors for heart disease. Walking benefits the cardiovascular system and helps you feel better (more energy, reduced tension) and look better (tones muscle and burns calories).