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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2019 03:53 PM
From: Representative Mark Longietti
To: All House members
Subject: National Walking Day in Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the nation's leading cause of death and disability, with more than one million Americans suffering a new or recurrent coronary attack each year. The American Heart Association maintains that at least 30 minutes of walking daily can help reduce an individual's risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer and diabetes. Additionally, walking for at least 30 minutes daily can also improve blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile.

To increase awareness of the importance of regular physical activity, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing April 4, 2019, as “National Walking Day” in Pennsylvania, which is sponsored by the AHA.

This event is intended to encourage Americans to become more physically active and to urge all citizens to show their support for walking and the fight against heart disease, and to commemorate this day, by taking the time to walk.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution.

Introduced as HR161