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American Heart Association's National Walking Day is April 8

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Adults are spending more time at work than ever before and, as a nation, we are becoming more inactive. The good news is you can start to fix the problem by encouraging your community and company to take part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day.

On National Walking Day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers on the right path to a healthier way of life. Statistics show people stick to walking plans more than any other form of physical activity and walking is one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke - the nation's No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Walking has many health benefits, which makes National Walking Day the ideal time to kick-start your physical activity routine. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week, while kids should get 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

For more information about walking and living a healthy lifestyle, click here.

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