This year’s American Heart Association Heartwalk will be held in Buffalo on Saturday, September 20th. My company will be participating and we hope to get virtually every employee to go.
Heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #3 killers in America, are more prevalent in the Western New York area than statewide – it probably has something to do with a combination of obesity, poor diet and poverty in this area. The Heartwalk brings awareness to the issue of heart disease and also to the simple things – diet and exercise – that can rein it in.
Even if you’re not much of an athlete, it’s an easy 5K walk and a great way to celebrate the end of summer; and to perhaps think a little about wellness in general.