The American Heart Association is hosting events in honor of its National Walking Day

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - If you’re looking for extra incentive to start living a healthier lifestyle, today could be a great start.

It’s the American Heart Association’s 'National Walking Day.'

NewsChannel 5's own Mike Trim took part at Ultima Fitness, one of a few spots set up in West Palm Beach to promote the day.

Heart disease accounts for one in four deaths in America.

Angelina Baldassare had triple bypass surgery and a pacemaker and she’s walking to a healthy life.

“You have to keep active, it’s the only way to keep going," says Baldassare. "So every morning I walk, I go to the mall and walk the mall. I keep active."
About 600,000 people die from heart disease each year. Physical inactivity doubles your risk of heart disease.