The month of April — officially known as Move More Month is a part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good movement. We are celebrating physical activity this month where every step counts in lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke.
On Wednesday, April 3, we kicked off Move More Day by having our annual Heart Walk Executive Breakfast and then hosting three simultaneous walks across the city of Charlotte during lunch hour, where heart healthy individuals put on their walking shoes and celebrated this powerful movement. It was an amazing opportunity to get hearts pumping and feel the amazing benefits of physical activity. We thank everyone for participating in our event, and inspiring others to lead a healthy lifestyle, one step at a time.
The AHA wants to congratulate Jamus Perry for winning our #CLTMoveMore Steps Challenge. In last year’s competition, Jamus walked a total of 36,358 steps. This year, he was ready for more, and completely surpassed his step goal. For this year’s #CLTMoveMore challenge, he walked a total of 108,018 steps —a total of two marathons in distance! On behalf of the AHA, we want to take a moment to showcase his hard work and dedication! Jamus seriously went all out, and even trained for this challenge eight weeks prior — such an inspiration. We love your perseverance and commitment to better health!
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.