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Get Heart Healthy – It’s Move More Month!

Get Heart Healthy – It’s Move More Month!

Mar 31, 2020

A healthy heart is a happy heart, and nothing makes a heart happy like exercise. The American Heart Association has observed Move More Month every April since 2007, promoting healthy lifestyle choices with events like National Walking Day on April 1!

Hibbett | City Gear is proud to partner with the American Heart Association in their mission to promote healthy and active lifestyles, and we are excited to help bring this message to the communities that we serve.

Did You Know?

It only takes 150 minutes of energized walking each week to:

  • Improve your mental health and fight off the risk of depression
  • Better your bone health and reduce your risk of osteoporosis
  • Increase your overall energy levels and stamina
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol levels
  • Reduce your risk of dementia and improve your memory
  • Prevent unhealthy weight gain
  • Reduce your risk of serious diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several types of cancer
  • Improve your mental clarity and sleep
  • AND research shows that for every hour of brisk walking, some individuals may see a two-hour increase in life expectancy!

How to Walk the Walk

It’s no surprise that walking is one of the most popular forms of exercise, especially when it’s so easy to meet your 150-minute mark.

If you were to spread your 150 minutes throughout your week, you could:

  • Take a 15-minute walk when you wake up in the morning and a 15-minute walk in the evening Monday – Friday
  • Go for a 30-minute walk with your doggo 5 days a week
  • Split your hour lunch break and enjoy 20 minutes in the sun during the workweek, and finish out your minutes with Saturday and Sunday afternoon strolls
  • Jump on the treadmill while you stream your favorite sitcoms like The Office, Parks and Rec, That 70s Show or Cheers

Household chores and everyday tasks like mowing the lawn, vacuuming, grocery shopping and taking the stairs are also great ways to rack up walking minutes.

What to Wear While You Walk

The American Heart Association advises everyone to dress for success and for safety while making moves this month.

And as your go-to source for athletic and athleisure apparel and footwear, Hibbett|City Gear is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to wear while you walk.

Walk with confidence and comfort in a pair of Brooks Ghost, New Balance Fresh Foam, or adidas Ultraboost sneakers.

Stay cool and visible in some brightly colored Nike Tempo Running Shorts and a Dri-FIT Graphic Training Tank, or a pair of Nike Men’s 2-in-1 Challenger Running Shorts and a Dri-FIT Training Oval Tank.

Mix things up while you make strides towards a healthier lifestyle in a vibrant pink, yellow, green or orange quick-drying Under Armour Tech 2.0 Men’s Short Sleeve Shirt and anti-odor tech-enabled Under Armour Men’s MK1 Shorts.

Or hit the streets, sidewalk, store floor or stairs in style in a pair of airy adidas Women’s Large Logo Shorts and adidas Women’s BOS Tye Dye Tank.

Happy Move More Month, ladies and gents. Now get up, and get going!

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