Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Start! Getting Ready to Walk Morris County

Morris County NJ Heart Walk
MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - Mark your calendars! The American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk is set to begin at 9:30 am on Sunday, October 12th 2008 at Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Presented nationally by Subway, Healthy Choice and AstraZeneca, and locally supported by Bayer HealthCare and Novartis, close to 3,500 walkers are expected to walk against cardiovascular disease. This year’s Start! Heart Walk will feature brand new interactive and compelling life-changing information and activities.

The Start! Morris County Heart Walk is an action with a mission. As part of the national American Heart Association’s movement to get America walking, Start! Heart Walk participants help raise vital funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, while taking heart-healthy steps by walking.

Morris County residents are faced with more health challenges than ever before. Battling obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are every day struggles.

Study after study show that participating in physical exercise leads to many health benefits, including reducing the chance of cardiovascular disease. The average person can gain two hours of life expectancy for each hour of vigorous, regular exercise. The easiest and most affordable activity for most? Walk.

Join survivors of heart surgery, heart attack and stroke, as well as families, friends, neighbors and businesses on October 12th to walk against New Jersey’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers—heart disease and stroke. Learn more and register online by visiting or contact Rosella Porter at the American Heart Association by calling (609) 223-3761.

The American Heart Association offers free resources and information to the community, including MyStart! Online. MyStart! Online is a free tool that can help make positive lifestyle changes through exercise and better eating. Individuals can track daily physical activity and dietary intake, and get weekly summaries of their progress towards a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Visit for more information.

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