The American Heart Association reminds us that tomorrow (Wednesday, April 2) is National Walking Day.  The Heart Association is urging people to wear or take their sneakers to work and get out for some exercise. National Walking Day is held each month on the first Wednesday of the month.

Research shows that walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity and it can effectively improve heart health.  A few minutes of walking during your lunch break can help lower blood pressure and trim away excess pounds.  Walking can lead to a healthier overall lifestyle.

The American Heart Association will also hold its annual Southern Tier Heart Walk on Saturday, May 3 on campus at Binghamton University.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the local walk.  Additional information is available at www.SouthernTier HeartWalk.org.

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