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April 5, 2011 > National Start! Walking Day

National Start! Walking Day

Put on your athletic shoes and start walking! On Wednesday, April 7, the American Heart Association (AHA) is hosting National Start! Walking Day, an initiative to encourage everyone to simply get up and move. According to the AHA, two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese and that the "Start!" initiative provides a simple solution.

AHA is challenging all Americans to get up and walk for 30 minutes during the day. They've teamed up with boxing star Laila Ali (daughter of Muhammad Ali) to help spread the word about how easy and fulfilling walking can be, as well as the numerous benefits it can have on heart health and overall well-being.

For more information about Start! Walking Day, visit
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