The American Heart Association Saturday, November 13, 2021 is hosting the Houston Heart Walk – the culmination of the AHA’s annual, year-long heart health awareness campaign.

“Our goal is to encourage people to learn more about how your health and overall well-being can be maintained,” said Chelsea Dilon, director of communications at AHA. “You don’t have to have health problems to accept a healthy lifestyle.”

Saturday’s walk will take place at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium. Free, non-competitive walking, both dog and carriage. “Heart walks” are AHA’s most important fundraising events. This year, the AHA hopes to reach its $ 1.6 million target.

The money raised is for scientific research and to help underserved communities in Houston, ”said Luis Silva, chairman of Houston Heart Walk. In Houston, the AHA provided about $ 14.6 million in research assistance by 2021.

“Blood pressure, nutrition, and women’s health have been identified by the American Heart Association’s Board of Trustees on 2024 as a focus on health equity,” Silva said. “A lot of what they do is tell people what kind of healthy food they can eat and that the activity will help you physically and mentally a little bit.”

Move

The recommended amount of exercise (at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity or a combination of these activities per week) increases the risk of disease, improved bone and muscle tone. Mental health and cognitive function and low risk of depression.

Work-related stress is associated with more than 40 percent risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke.

Studies show that more people in the US are more sedentary than they were before the pandemic. The epidemic of sedentary lifestyle can have a devastating effect on heart health.

We will see if everyone increases their activity, even in small amounts. Improving health And the low cost of the disease in the United States.

Regular examinations

Displays AHA information Incommensurable mortality rate Between rural people and people of color. Studies show that women, especially women of color, are more prone to heart disease and stroke. Malnutrition often results in foods high in fat, sodium, and sugar, which can reduce cardiovascular health. AHA arrives regularly Unexpected communities To reduce barriers to access to health care in Houston.

“Check your blood and cholesterol, check everything that can affect your heart,” Silva said. “Annual inspections are very important. Obviously there is more. Advanced Experiments At certain ages. The important thing is that everyone goes to the doctor at least once a year to check on their health.

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the United States, the AHA reports. One in three people in the US currently has one or more cardiovascular diseases and may be at risk for CV-19 complications.

Silva reiterated the importance of routine checkups, which are common in patients with AHA who normally look healthy and have arteries closed. Moreover, these tests are not for “seniors” or elders. Heart disease is on the rise in young women, and new data suggest that generation Z and millennials are less likely to be aware of the warning signs, including those that are most dangerous to their health. Heart attack and stroke.

“I work for AT&T and have been with AHA for many years,” said Silva, chairman of the Houston Heart Walk in June. “Personally, I lost my father to heart disease this year. He lived to be 87 years old, but the last 10 years were due to surgery. The information provided by the new study has been with us for more than a decade. So he has some personal interest in me, he is paying for it in the future. ”

Another heart walk is scheduled for November 20th. Click over here Learn more about the heartbeat of the Bay Area.

juhi.varma@hcnonline.com