Get moving on National Walking Day

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) April 1 is National Walking Day. It’s an effort by the American Heart Association to improve heart health by getting people up and moving.

You’re never too old to start living a healthy lifestyle. At age 51, Jim Oldfield was a couch potato and a smoker. Then he had a heart attack and a triple bypass. When woke up in recovery, he vowed not to live the same unhealthy lifestyle. He went online to the American Heart Association website to learn about nutrition, exercise, and how to contact other people in recovery. He started eating better and exercising, going from running 5Ks to cycling, and now has completed 22 Ironman competitions.

The American Heart Association says a great way to get started on a healthy lifestyle is to walk for 30 minutes a day. That’s why they’re sponsoring National Walking Day. Subway restaurants are also partnering for the effort, selling paper hearts at all locations during the month of April. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

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