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Lace up your sneakers for National Walking Day San Diego

The American Heart Association, along with Union Bank and UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, invite San Diegans to ditch their desks, lace up their sneakers and walk for a healthy heart on National Walking Day.

Join the American Heart Association and hundreds of others at the San Diego Concourse (202 C Street) at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, for a walk downtown. Participants will also enjoy complimentary health screenings provided by UC San Diego Health System; CPR-AED demonstrations; live entertainment; exciting giveaways; and food samples.

Each year, more than 831,000 Americans die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. A leading risk factor for these deadly diseases is physical inactivity. On the other hand, brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can bring heart-healthy benefits and can reduce your chances for heart disease and stroke, as well as reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. In fact, studies show that just one hour of vigorous exercise will increase your life expectancy by two hours.

Photo courtesy of American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day encourages all Americans to get active and adopt healthy lifestyle habits to keep their hearts healthy. Walking is a great way to start – it’s easy, accessible, convenient and it’s free!

For more information, please visit sdheartwalk@heart.org or call 858-410-3849.

National Walking Day is presented nationally by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. National Walking Day is presented locally by Union Bank and UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.

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