Move More in April - Physical Activity Month

March 31, 2017
April Web banner 2017
NWD 2017 graphic

 

National Walking Day 2017 is Wednesday, April 5th. 

Let's Move More!

 

 

Americans are spending more time sitting – at work, school or in front of a screen – than ever before. We're becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.  This April the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to get Healthy For Good™ by being more physically active. Our National Walking Day celebration has been expanded to a monthlong initiative as part of our Healthy For Good movement. The movement is designed to inspire lasting change through small, simple steps in four key areas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.  

Did you know...

  • About two in three American adults and one in three American children are overweight or obese — and this number continues to grow.
  • Only about 22 percent of American adults meet the federal physical activity recommendations for aerobic and strengthening activity.
  • About one in three adults participates in NO leisure time physical activity at all.
  • Worldwide, physical inactivity (35%) is now more prevalent than smoking (26%) and is responsible for more deaths.

 

But what if you hate exercise?  

We have 5 tips that may change your mind.

 

Plus...

Daily Tips to Help You Move More (PDF), and Is your Workout Working?

Infographic Move More-Workout

 

Important Dates in April 

4/1 - April Fool's Day

4/2-3  - QCOR Scientific Sessions 2017             AHA-ASA LIW QCOR17-V

4/5 - National Walking Day                                NWD 2017 graphic

                                                                                    

4/9 - Palm Sunday

4/11-18 - Passover 

4/14-17 - Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday

4/18 - Tax Day

4/26 - Administrative Associate's Day

4/27 - Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

4/28 - Arbor Day