Houstonians mark World Heart Day

Former Washington Redskin Darrell Green formed WalkFit Health to promote simple walking as a path to good health
September 29, 2012 4:57:44 PM PDT
Saturday was World Heart Day, and some Houstonians took the opportunity to learn more about good heart health.

They received free heart disease screenings at Greenspoint Mall where doctors also talked about risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Former Washington Redskin Darrell Green was also there to encourage people to get active. The NFL hall of famer formed WalkFitHealth to promote simple walking as a path to good health.

"Walkfit really gives people a chance to interact with one another, gives them a chance to challenge one another, gives them a chance to win prizes," Green said. "I think that sometimes you do have to stimulate people differently."

The American Heart Association says heart disease causes one out of four deaths in Texas.


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