American Heart Association’s National Walking Day!

Join the Williamson Medical Center and the Williamson County Parks and Recreation department for free presentations and group walks on Wednesday, April 3rd.  Three area events are scheduled, each comprised of a 45 minute presentation and a group walk.

The Franklin Recreation Complex will host their presentation at 9 a.m. with a group walk at 10 a.m. Please call (615) 790-5719 ext 2010 to register.

Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill will have their presentation at 11:30 a.m. and a walk at 12:30 p.m. Please call (615) 302-0971 ext 2210 to register.

The Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex will begin their presentation at 12:30 p.m. and walk at 1:30 p.m.

Take steps toward a healthier you and join the Williamson County, Franklin and Brentwood Mayors as they lead their walks. Walking is simple, fun and great for maintaining healthy weight. Improving your fitness level reduces risk of developing conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.

The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day is held every year on the first Wednesday in April to support better health and remind us to take care of our bodies. They also encourage companies to take a few minutes out of their day to get their employees walking.

“On this day, employees are encouraged to wear sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.” the organization explains on their website. “It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your coworkers a friendly push towards a healthier life.”

Convince your company, department or team to come out to the group walks! And check out The American heart Association’s free Tool Kit on their website to start a movement in your organization.