Long Islanders put their best foot forward in Eisenhower Park for ‘National Walking Day’
Event aims to encourage residents to stroll for a healthier lifestyle
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The American Heart Association, the Long Island Health Collaborative, and the Nassau and Suffolk counties health commissioners celebrated walking and all of its healthful benefits in East Meadow Wednesday morning in honor of “National Walking Day.
Residents laced up their sneakers and hit the trail for a brisk walk, and local health officials lead the group through Eisenhower Park.
"It’s so important for people to recognize that if they walk, they're really going to improve their heart health, as well their whole health," said Michele Gervat, A.H.A. Director of Community Health Long Island.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says after receiving a grant, the county has rolled out a "complete streets policy" to improve areas for people to safely exercise.
"And we just want to remind you we have a number of walks throughout the nice months and we invite you to come on down and take part in our nature walks, and other walks that we organize throughout the year," Mangano said.
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