Healthy Hearts Challenge
February is American Heart Month, and we want to turn on the cardio here at TWIN RIVERS YMCA!
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Each day, approximately 2,200 Americans will die of heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular exercise is one way you can lower your risk of heart disease.
Last year we challenged our members to do 2,500 hours of combined cardio, and they came through with flying colors. This year, we are upping the ante to 3,000 hours! Whenever you do an hour of cardio, you earn a heart!
Cardio doesn’t have to be done just at the Y, and can count as many things, such as Aquatic Aerobic classes, Group Exercise classes, swimming, running, biking, walking, playing sports, etc.
To claim your heart, take a heart from the basket at the Service Desk, write your name on it, and turn it in to the Service Desk Staff. The hours will be counted every few days and placed up in the lobby for everyone to see.
Join in the challenge to help us reach our goal of 3,000 hours by February 28th! Together we can lower our risk and bring awareness to heart disease in our community.