Lincoln Heart Walk Coming to Haymarket Park on May 19
More than 2,000 Lincoln area residents are expected to raise their heart rates and more than $140,000 on Saturday, May 19 for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The Association’s 19th annual Lincoln Healthy For Good™ Heart Walk begins at 9 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 10:30 a.m. at Haymarket Park. Individuals, teams and companies can sign up in advance at LincolnHeartWalk.com for the non-competitive, three-mile walk.
New to the team is this year’s Lincoln Heart Walk Chair, The Voice’s Hannah Huston. Huston will be kicking off the event by singing the National Anthem, and will also lead the walk.
Walking or participating in any exercise that raises your heartrate can boost your energy, strength and mood, while fending off serious health issues like obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol and bone loss. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week for adults and 60 minutes of physical activity per day for children.