APRIL is Move More Month
Move More! This April, the American Heart Association is encouraging you to get active. Did you know?
- Almost half of U.S. adults are not active enough to maintain good health. And, about one in three adults participate in NO leisure time physical activity at all.
- Getting recommended amounts of physical activity (at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or a combination of those activities per week) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and cognitive function, and lower risk of depression.
We have the know how to put your body in motion. It’s about taking small steps each day that will make a big difference tomorrow.
Hear from Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention at the American Heart Association as he shares remarks on the Physical Activity Guidelines released in November, 2018:
What Can You Do?
- Advocate for safe places for kids to play and policies that allow communities to be walker-friendly at YoureTheCure.org.
- Join the Healthy for Good movement today. You’ll receive information and tips to inspire and motivate you to continue your path to being more physically active.
- Ask your school to bring fun and exciting programs to help inspire physical activity to your school with Kids Heart Challenge and NFL PLAY 60.
- Shop Heart and grab gear and attire to represent the American Heart Association in your next exercise class.
- Check out our resources on how to find or start a walking club to help keep you motivated, improve your accountability, and help you meet new people with similar health goals.
Walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active. With each step you take, you travel further down the path to a healthier lifestyle. Research has shown that walking can have a significant impact on your health by lowering your chances of heart disease. Learn more about the benefits of walking and how incorporating it more can lead to healthier living.
Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success
- Dress for success!
- Make the time!
- Keep reasonable expectations of yourself.
- Make it fun!
- Track and celebrate your success!
Important Dates in April
4/1-4/30 - Move More Month
4/1-4/7 - National Public Health Week
4/1 - April Fool's Day
4/5-4/6 - QCOR 2019 Scientific Sessions
4/7 - World Health Day
4/22 - Earth Day
4/24 - Administrative Professionals Day
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