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National Walk at Lunch Day is April 26

Date:
April 20, 2017

National Walk @ Lunch Day is designed to compliment - not compete with busy lifestyles, and it provides the perfect opportunity to get up from your desk and get on your feet. Turn a normal working lunch into a walking lunch!

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends setting a goal of at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Created to improve personal health and decrease health care costs for both employers and employees, National Walk @ Lunch Day can be the start of a new daily walking routine, improving health step by step. 

If you are new to exercise, walking is a great place to start. When performed at the correct intensity, walking can be one of the best forms of exercise. Plus, it’s simple and inexpensive.

Regular walking helps to maintain a healthy weight. It also improves bone health and can help to prevent or manage various medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. If you want to start an exercise routine, consider walking as your go-to exercise.

Here are some tips:

  • Keep your head up and look forward
  • Relax your neck, shoulders, and back
  • Move your arms to increase intensity
  • Walk smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe
  • Keep a steady, brisk pace — don’t be afraid to get your heart rate up!

If you are interested in participating in National Walk @ Lunch Day, contact your human resources department or share your walk with us by tagging us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more information, visit our Health & Wellness section, or call one of our health coaches at 1-877-878-8785, option 2.