Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S., killing 1 in 3 Americans. However, in many cases heart disease is preventable. People can lower their chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. One of the easiest ways to do this is walking. Research shows that walking as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease by 40%. You don’t need special clothes or a gym to walk. All you need is 30 minutes. It might seem hard to find half an hour in your day, but busy people – just like you – make time for their heart health.
In coordination, the city is partnering with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention to host the Move with the Mayor campaign. The campaign was created to celebrate World Heart Day, an annual event that takes place on Sept. 29. The Mayor makes time for his heart. You can, too. Commit to your health and take the “Move with the Mayor” Challenge this summer. Join Mayor Jim Schmitt and other prominent Green Bay citizens for a 30 minute midday walk every Tuesday from June to September to impact your heart and your health.
Participants can enter for a chance to win a small prize every week by attending the walks.
|2016 Move with the Mayor Schedule|
|June 7||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||John Dye|
|June 14||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|June 21||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|June 28||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|July 5||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|July 12||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|July 19||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|July 26||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|August 2||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|August 9||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|August 16||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|August 23||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|August 30||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|September 6||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|September 13||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|September 20||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
|September 27||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||TBD|
World Heart Day!!
Lunch to follow walk
|11:55 am – 12:45 pm||TBD|
The route will start and end at City Hall, 100 N Jefferson Street rain or shine!!
|Use #MoveWithTheMayor #WHD2016 when posting to social media!
Be sure to capture a picture of your hand/heart symbol!
Click on “Going” on our Facebook Event!
Pictures from Move with the Mayor 2015
Video from The National Forum