Round up your friends, family and co-workers for the Coachella Valley Healthy for Good Heart & Stroke Walk this Saturday, November 18 at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater in Palm Desert. The Expo opens at 7:00 am with health exhibitors from the around the valley. The opening ceremonies and warm up begin at 8:30 am followed by the walk at 9:00 am.
Individuals, teams and companies can sign up in advance at www.heart.org/cvheartwalk.org for the non-competitive, three-mile walk. The Coachella Valley Healthy for Good Heart & Stroke Walk is locally sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital, and Hi Desert Medical Center.
The Healthy for Good Heart & Stroke Walk is a fun way to invest in your health and that of future generations, while honoring those who have been impacted by heart disease, stroke and congenital heart defects.
Organizers are encouraging participants to keep ‘heartwalking’ throughout the year. Heartwalking is more than raising money for the cause or going for a walk, it’s an ongoing, personal commitment to move more by taking small, consistent steps to being Healthy for Good. Walking or participating in any exercise that raises your heartrate can boost your energy, strength and mood, while fending off serious health issues like obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol and bone loss. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week for adults and 60 minutes of physical activity per day for children. Research has shown adding more steps to your day could add years to your life
The Healthy for Good Heart & Stroke Walk is a 5K (3.1 mile) non-competitive walk. This year’s Heart & Stroke Walk features a Kids Zone and food tent with light refreshments in the festival area for all participants. Dogs are also welcome, with a watering hole being provided for our K9 friends. There will also be a participant water station along the walk route and one within the festival area.
Written By: Craig Michaels Productions