04.06.2010 / American Heart Associations National Start Walking Day

Heart Disease is the number one killer and 66 percent of Americans are overweight. The lack of physical activity doubles the risk of heart disease and stroke. This risk can be reduced by walking for as little as 30 minutes a day.

"This risk can be reduced by walking for as little as 30 minutes a day."

That is why First National Bank, along with many other companies in around Omaha, such as ConAgra Foods, Creighton University Medical Center, Union Pacific Railroad, PayPal and Woodmen of the World are participating in National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday, April 7th. On this day, employees from around the city will gather at their prospective locations and commit to walking at least 30 minutes. Those employees who are located in the downtown area will rally at the Gene Leahy Mall at 11:45 am before the walk starts at 12:00 pm.

People all throughout Omaha and across the nation are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and incorporate 30 minutes of walking into their work day. Cities nationwide will be designating walking paths as part of the festivities. And, the American Heart Association will also unveil hundreds of Start! walking paths across the nation. For more information visit

What are your plans for National Start! Walking Day? We want to hear from you.

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