Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square | Health
Atlanta, GA-- Cobb residents will take steps to improve their heart health October 23 when they participate in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square.
As the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association since 1994, the Start! Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. Last year, more than 1 million walkers raised more than $106 million in 425 Start! Heart Walks across the country to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.
Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That’s an average of one death every 37 seconds. A leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Research has also found that individuals may gain two hours of life expectancy for every one hour of regular, vigorous exercise they do.
For more information about how to participate in the Heart Walk, go to www.cobbheartwalk.org To learn more about the Start! campaign and how to start a walking exercise program, go to www.startwalkingnow.org
The Cobb Heart Walk is locally sponsored by WellStar.