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Start Walking!

A program by the American Heart Association to encourage walking kicked off Wednesday.  National Start Walking day is April 6th.  The foundation encourages people to get out and move for their health.  They launched the effort in Southeast Missouri at Capaha Park, the first certified Start! walking trail in the area.

The American Heart Association says:

It's a simple premise, but it's the foundation of the Start! Movement. Research has shown that you can gain about two hours of life for every hour of regular vigorous exercise you do. You couldn't find a better two-for-one deal if you tried!

It's a good thing, too. The American workforce is becoming more and more sedentary. As a result, our waistbands are growing. So are our healthcare costs and the number of preventable illnesses.

Start! is here to stop the trend. Walking is simply the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.

So join the Start! Movement. See change. And use our free tools to motivate more Americans to Start! walking.  Log onto the American Heart Association website to do that.

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