American Heart Association Kicks Off Healthy For Good Campaign

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American Heart Association Kicks Off Healthy For Good Campaign

On April 5, countless numbers of Nebraskans will take a step towards being Healthy For Good and walk to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

The Healthy For Good movement is designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small changes today can create a difference for generations to come.

The month-long campaign is broken down into weekly themes. Week one focuses on walking and the basic tools you need to get started. Walking is one of the safest, least expensive, and most sustainable forms of exercise. Weeks two and three focus on recreational sports and outdoor activities the whole family can do together, and week four focuses on mindful movement and reducing stress by doing activities such as yoga, Pilates and tai chi.

The American Heart Association recommends that adults participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity or a combination of both each week. Kids should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Be part of the movement this month and commit to move more as an individual, family, community, school, or company! Register for your free toolkit of resources at www.heart.org/movemoretoolkit. Join the national movement at heart.org/HealthyForGood and contribute to the conversation on social media using #HealthyForGood.

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