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 September. Join Mayor Jim Schmitt and other community members for a 30 minute midday walk every Tuesday in September, plus Friday, Sept. 29th, to impact your heart and your health.
Participants can enter for a chance to win a small prize every week by attending the walks.
|2017 Move with the Mayor Schedule|
|September 5||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Robyn Davis – United Way
Steve McCarthy – Curative Connections
Mike Duschene – ASPIRO
|September 12||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Police Chief Smith – Green Bay
Green Bay Police Officers
|September 19||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Dr. Hunsaker – Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Rai – Prevea
|September 26||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||John Clymer – National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
Ron Pfeifer – UWGB
Bob Mathews – NWTC
|September 29||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Mark Murphy – Green Bay Packers|
The route will start and end at City Hall, 100 N Jefferson Street rain or shine!!
|Use #MoveWithTheMayor #WHD2017 when posting to social media!
Be sure to capture a picture of your hand/heart symbol!
Video from The National Forum