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Heart Walk at the Kensico Dam

October 05, 2017
West Point cadets took the Plank Challenge at Heart Walk Event   The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk attracted about 1,200 participants to the Kensico Dam on Oct. 1. More than 70 teams had registered online to participate. In addition to a 5K walk, there were fitness activities, including a “plank challenge” in which participants are timed to see how long they can hold a plank pose. The plank exercise, designed to strengthen the body’s core, involves lying on your belly, placing the hands or forearms directly under the shoulders and rising onto the toes while contracting the glutes and other muscles. Some of those sponsoring this year’s Heart Walk included WMC Health/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health, and New York Medical College.


Source: Westfair