National Walk @ Lunch Day
Join our walk in Center City Philadelphia
Register to walk with Independence at Rittenhouse Square on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
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Get ready-to-use materials to help you plan and promote a National Walk @ Lunch Day event at your workplace on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
With just 30 minutes and a pair of comfortable shoes, it’s possible for anyone to fit physical activity into a busy schedule. That’s the inspiration behind National Walk @ Lunch Day.
On the last Wednesday in April, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosts one of the largest National Walk @ Lunch Day events in the greater Philadelphia region, encouraging people to turn a working lunch into a walking lunch.
A brisk, 30-minute walk can help people:
- Decrease the risk of heart attack and type 2 diabetes
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Improve muscle tone
- Reduce stress1
Even though National Walk @ Lunch Day only happens once a year, employers can encourage their employees to make good health a priority every day by implementing a worksite wellness program with help from Independence. A worksite wellness program can help reduce health care costs by keeping employees motivated to make healthier lifestyle choices.
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1. Source: Mayo Clinic, “Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health”