National Walk at Lunch DayCategory: Employee Engagement, Healthcare
Posted by: Laura Jollay on April 20, 2012
On April 25th, we hope all of you will whip out a pair of sneakers and go for a walk on your lunch break.
We know walking is popular for a lot of our associates and if you haven’t done so before or you’rejust joining our team, take a few minutes to take a stroll at your location.
Most of our sites are planning events and making challenges to their teams.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the cost to treat illness and chronic disease caused by inactive lifestyles is nearly $1,000 for every family in America, every year. Simply getting 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as a brisk walk, at least five times a week has significant health benefits, lowering the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, hypertension or type 2 diabetes, and improving the health of muscles, bones and joints.
It is definitely possible to improve your health one step at a time.