National Walk @ Lunch Day is here! The day was created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to help improve personal health and decrease the costs of healthcare for employers and employees. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average family in America spends approximately $1,000 a year treating illnesses and chronic diseases onset by an inactive lifestyle.
Even short, 30-minute walks can go a long way in maintaining good health. The benefits of walking include a reduced risk of disease, improved sleep, less stress, increased energy, and more.
Wendee Dunlap, an administrative services assistant at Gettysburg College here in Pennsylvania, told me on Twitter that she walks at work almost every day with a friend. She tweeted “We work at Gettysburg College. Great place to work and stay fit!”
I don’t have any walking routes planned out today but I’m thinking I’ll stretch my legs a little while picking up a Greek yogurt snack at the grocery store.
Do you like to walk during your lunch break? Will you take advantage of National Walk@Lunch Day? What is your company or employer doing to mark the day?
What do you do to stay fit at work? Do you sit on a stability ball instead of an office chair? Do you eat a salad for lunch or take walking breaks when possible? Efforts like these can really add up when it comes to having a healthy lifestyle and I want to interview you about it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your healthy tips with others.
Find more tips to stay healthy at work here.