J1753

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 5, 2017, as Walking Day in the State of New York

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J1753


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 5, 2017, as Walking Day in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Walking Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect the
lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 5, 2017, as Walking Day
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National
Walking Day; and
WHEREAS, The American Heart Association sponsors a month-long cele-
bration to help all people to become more active; on the first Wednesday
of every April, participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers
and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk, and then turn
that activity into part of a healthy lifestyle; and
WHEREAS, Being physically active is important for overall wellness;
about 80% of adults do not get enough activity to maintain good health;
and
WHEREAS, Regular physical activity, such as walking, can help a person
lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, maintain a healthy weight,
reduce or control blood pressure, raise HDL ("good") cholesterol, reduce
their risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer, and sleep better, as
well as have more energy to do the things each person loves; and
WHEREAS, The simplest change a person can make to improve their heart
health is to start walking; it is fun, free, easy, social and great
exercise; a walking program is flexible and can be done just about
anywhere; and
WHEREAS, It is essential that there be greater public awareness of the
benefits to walking, and all New Yorkers are urged to walk for fun and
for fitness; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 5, 2017, Walking
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Walking Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 20 / Apr / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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