In recognition of Employee Health and Fitness Month, The American Heart Association teamed up with the General Land Office and Railroad Commission to host a free exercise class for state employees and the general public on the Capitol lawn on May 10th. Commissioners George P. Bush and Ryan Sitton lead a group of more than 50 in a rigorous, heart-healthy workout that included jumping jacks, burpees and flutter kicks.
Marcie Wilson, Grassroots Action Team member, taught participants about stroke prevention in honor of Stroke Month, shared information about our state and local efforts to secure healthy food and beverages choices in vending machines on public property, and participated in the exercise class – while wearing jeans and pearls!
As we know, getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood. For the average person in their 50s and 60s, moderate exercise could reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by half.
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