Take a Walk, on National Walk Day

“Hormones that dilate our blood vessels, and with that, our blood pressure drops,” she said. “We burn calories, we help maintain our weight, and we know it reduces one’s risk for diabetes.”

The AHA reports that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle choices are major contributors.

More information on National Walking Day is online at heart.org/nationalwalkingday.