NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Thousands across the country Wednesday wore their sneakers to work in support of National Walking Day. At the New Hartford Shopping Center, several dozen walkers and the American Heart Association gathered for a ceremonial stroll around the plaza in support of a heart healthy lifestyle. Providing a heart healthy lunch and pedometers to participants, the American Heart Association promotes one of the easiest ways to feel better. "It's a great way to help your heart health," said Kristy Smorol, Communications Director for the Heart Association. "Just thirty minutes a day can really make a difference, it can help lower your blood pressure and it can just help your heart health in so many different ways." A similar event was held at the Health Pavilion of the Masonic Care Community Wednesday evening with the Utica Zoo on hand for the kids and free pedometers are being handed out for the adults. For more information, you can visit the American Heart Association's website.