What if Walking Saved Your Life?


Heart Walk
April 25, 2009
Harriet Island, St. Paul

Heart Walk Media Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
National Start! Sponsors: Subway, Healthy Choice, AstraZeneca
Local Start! Sponsors: Medtronic Foundation, US Bank

2009 Twin Cities Heart Walk Leadership Team:

Pat Mackin, Medtronic, Jennie Carlson, U.S. Bank
Shawn Peterson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Doug Parr, Towers Perrin
Jake Miller, Target
Stacy Enxing Seng, Ev3
Marcia Miller, Carol

Start! Walking Today!


âž¡ Physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease
âž¡ Walking an extra 20 minutes a day will burn off 7 pounds of body fat each year
âž¡ 2-for1 Deal — You will gain 2 hours of life expectancy, for every 1 hour of regular, vigorous exercise, like walking, even if you don’t start until middle age!
âž¡ Walking programs have the lowest drop-out rate of all exercise programs and are free and accessible to most everyone.
âž¡ Walking on a regular basis:
â—† Increases bone density
â—† Decreases mental stress
â—† Improves circulation
â—† Improves self-esteem
âž¡ Transit users get about 20 minutes more walking in each day. Ride Metro Transit free to the Heart Walk, get your pass at www.heart.org/startTwinCities.