It's time to lace up your sneakers and start walking.

The American Heart Association's "National Walking Day" is this Wednesday.

Linda Lane of the Heart Association says an event will be held at the New Hartford Shopping Center.

The program will begin at noon, followed by a ceremonial walk.

Everyone who attends can pick up a pedometer and a heart-healthy lunch.

Lane says walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity and can effectively improve your heart health.

from AHA Facebook page