Move More in April - Physical Activity Month
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?
4/1 - April Fool's Day
4/2-3 - QCOR Scientific Sessions 2017
4/5 - National Walking Day
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