Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Walk at Lunch day!!

Did you know that today is National Walk at lunch day?

Take charge of your health by joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country and participating in the 2010 National Walk@Lunch Day.

National Walk@LunchDay helps you incorporate physical activity into your work day and encourages you to increase your daily physical activity by walking at lunch every day. So take the first step toward a healthier you and mark your calendar now for the 2010 National Walk@Lunch Day—Wednesday, April 28.

More information about National Walk@Lunch Day events in your area is available by visiting the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies Plan finder and locating your local Blue Cross and Blue Shield company.

National Walk@Lunch Day is an extension of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's WalkingWorks® program.

Benefits of Walking
Walking is fun and easy. And it’s good for your health.

Did you know that by fitting a brisk walk into your day on a regular basis, you can:

decrease your risk of a heart attack and type-2 diabetes?
control your weight?
improve your muscle tone?
reduce your stress1
Take your commitment to better health one step further and participate in WalkingWorks—a Blue Cross and Blue Shield company program that teaches you how to increase your level of daily physical activity by simply tracking how much you walk each day.

Using either a pedometer to count your steps or tracking the time you spend walking, you can measure your progress weekly and track your results online—for free—at

WalkingWorks lets you choose how to keep track of your accomplishments—by pedometer or time—but studies confirm that the use of a pedometer and a step goal can increase an individual’s amount of physical activity. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that pedometer users increased their amount of physical activity by nearly 27 percent over baseline and decreased their body mass index by 0.38.2

Walking can work for you—and you can start by simply taking a walk at lunch with us on National Walk@Lunch Day, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

(The above information taken from the following website:

So, do you plan on fitting exercise in on your lunch break today?

Several times a week, I try and fit in a quick 30 or 40 minute work out on my lunch break. In fact, today I plan on a 3.5 mile run...just a very fast form of walking..hee heee...anyway, take advantage of the chance to work out your body..if you can't fit it in at lunch today, then after work, this evening.

Have a wonderful hump day everyone!


Sicilian said...

Oops missed that event. . . . but I think the walk from the parking lot to the door qualifies for exercise.
Employees have to walk a long way so patients and patient's family can the close spots.

Dixiechick said...

I used to work at a hospital too..I remember those days! LOL...I did manage to get a 4.5 mile run in that day.