From: Hokie Wellness

Employees and students are invited to join Hokie Wellness in celebrating the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 5. It is a day to challenge all Hokies to take a step to a healthier lifestyle.

Being physically active is important for maintaining overall health. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week for adults and 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents. Many individuals do not meet these standards, putting them at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, and other blood vessel diseases, but there is opportunity for change.

On April 5, join millions of Americans as they pledge to live a healthier lifestyle and get physically active.

To take part in the celebration:

  • Join Hokie Wellness on a 30-minute walk around campus on Wednesday, April 5. Meet at the front steps of Burruss Hall at 12:15 p.m. and bring a friend!
  • Show your support and wear sneakers on April 5.
  • Start a habit of walking daily at school, work, or home.
  • Visit StartWalkingNow.org and use the American Heart Association’s free tips, tools, and trackers to stay motivated.

For more information, contact Hokie Wellness at 540-231-8878 (employees) or 540-231-2233 (students).