Approximately 2 in 3 adults and 1 in 3 children in America are overweight or obese.

The solution for achieving better health can be simple. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, help manage stress and quality of sleep, and improve overall health and well-being. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week is an easy way to achieve this goal, but if you can’t make enough time, something is always better than nothing.

To help you meet your fitness goals this fall, the American Heart Association is hosting five Heart Walks in Indiana as part of its Healthy For Good initiative to reduce risks for heart disease and stroke.

Here are the upcoming Indiana Heart Walks:

  • Indianapolis Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Indy Eleven Stadium, 1001 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Lake County Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Northeast Indiana Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ivy Tech North Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Porter County Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Coffee Creek, 2601 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Lafayette Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, 4449 N. River Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906

Whether you are working toward better health, honoring a loved one’s experience with cardiovascular disease or supporting the promise of a better future for younger generations, these are great events to participate in. If you can’t make it to a Heart Walk, fall in Indiana is the perfect time to get your family and friends outside before winter temperatures arrive.

To learn more and register for an Indiana Heart Walk, click here.