PISCATAWAY–In just a few days on Oct. 20, thousands of residents, businesses and organizations will walk toward heart health at Johnson Park in Piscataway to support of the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Jay Kingley, founder, chairman, and CEO of Kingley Health and chairman of the event, is urging everyone to join him and learn how to reduce your personal risk for these deadly diseases.
“Heart disease and stroke our nation’s No 1. And No. 4 leading causes of death, yet the American Heart Association notes that nearly 80% of cardiac events may be prevented,” states Kingley. “We need to start taking better care of ourselves by making healthier choices like eating better and moving more-and the Heart Walk is a great place to get started.”
Heart Walk, nationally sponsored by Subway and Jenny Craig, is the American Heart Association’s flagship fundraiser held in more than 450 communities nationwide. As part of the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. platform, the Heart Walk provides communities an opportunity to ‘walk the talk’ while raising funds to support lifesaving research. My Heart. My Life. is the American Heart Association’s national movement which focuses on radically improve America’s health through a comprehensive wellness and fitness platform for businesses and families.
The need for Americans to get healthier is abundantly clear. More than 140 million people are overweight or obese and sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950, says the American Heart Association. Obesity costs American companies $12.7 billion a year. Some experts believe that if obesity among children continues to increase, our current generation will become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
As chairman of the Central NJ Heart Walk, Mr. Kingley will lead Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon companies, employees, residents and families toward a healthier future. In addition he will manage a volunteer executive leadership team to recruit more than 1,500 walkers and raise over $175,000 to support American Heart Association research and education programs.
Mr. Kingley has extensive experience in healthy lifestyle consulting, with his company focusing on prevention with a specialty in weight loss and chronic disease management. In addition to his role with Kingley Health, Mr. Kingly is also a founder and senior partner of Innocution Partners, a management consulting firm, and a member of the Board of Directors of Cicero, Inc., a publicly traded company focused on desktop automation and integration.
The Heart Walk is a great way to start your journey to a heart-healthy life since walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Local sponsors supporting the Central New Jersey Heart Walk include St. Peter’s University Hospital, Kingley Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Media sponsors include The Home News Tribune, Courier News, Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM.
Make walking a part of your daily routine. To learn more about the My Heart. My Life. movement or to register today for the Central NJ Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at 609-208-0020 or log onto www.centralnjheartwalk.org.
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