Start! Walking for a Healthier Lifestyle

The Start! movement is built on a simple premise - walk more, eat and you'll live longer.

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Participate in Your Local Start! Heart Walk

Start! Heart Walk
Our signature fund-raising event, your local Start! Heart Walk is your opportunity to join together with co-workers, friends and family members to fight heart disease and stroke — this country’s No. 1 and 3 killers.
Learn more about it.

Walk for health. Walk for life.
Walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity and has multiple health benefits. Check them out here.

Start! Shopping

Visit Start! Shopping. Make your purchases count!  Everything you buy in the Start! Shop helps increase awareness of cardiovascular disease.  Start! Shopping, wear some green and show your support for the Start! movement.

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Start! at Work

This is what Start! is all about — employees stepping away from their desks to get some quick and easy physical activity at work. Remember, walking can help a person reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. And healthier employees help you reduce healthcare costs. So why wouldn’t you want employees up and moving?

Promote this healthier lifestyle with our menu of tools to help get your workers up and moving. It’s easy and free. It also celebrates the many health benefits of simply walking! 

MyStart! Online tool is one of these tools. It’s a great way for you to track your fitness progress.

The Start! Walking Program encourages employers to set up walking routes that can motivate employees to walk around the office. National Start! Walking Day,  each April, is our special day that calls on all employees to become more active.

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Workplace wellness boosts your employees’ productivity and helps them stay healthy. Become one of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies and be recognized as a company that cares for its employees' health. Our next application and renewal deadline is Jan. 30.

See our latest list of Start! Fit-Friendly Companies and learn more. 

Start! Worksite Wellness White Paper

Based on a Harris survey of employees nationwide, see how company leaders influence the culture of workplace wellness and physical activity programs -- and their perceived value.

Get the full report here.

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