Save the Date: April 27 is National Walk at Lunch Day

Jon Stanton and Jodi Davis take a brisk, healthy walk
Jon Stanton and Jodi Davis take a brisk, healthy walk

Do you find it difficult to find time to exercise on a daily basis? I believe that the majority of us are extremely busy: work, family, household tasks & chores, along with what feels like hundreds of other daily commitments, it seems impossible to find extra time for daily exercise.

Yet we each realize that daily exercise is extremely important to our good health. That is why I am asking you to make the effort to save the date for Walk at Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 27. I am personally asking you to join others throughout Michigan and start a new healthy habit on that day. This is a habit that you and your coworkers can incorporate as a part of your daily routine!

Turn a ‘Working Lunch’ Into a Walking Lunch

Participation in Walk at Lunch Day is easy – simply join Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, employers, and state legislatures across the nation as we take time during our lunch period to WALK for 30 minutes.

Thousands of Americans across our country will be taking a WALKING LUNCH on Wednesday, April 27.   There is still time for you to talk to your supervisor or manager about National Walk at Lunch Day, and help them encourage all employees to begin making a big difference in their lives. All it takes is that first step towards focusing on a healthier lifestyle, which may begin with a LITTLE walk- but it can make a BIG difference in the workplace [PDF], contributing to the overall health of employees.

Were you aware that when done briskly on a regular basis, walking can:

  • Decrease the risk of heart attack & type-2 diabetes
  • Control weight & prevent obesity
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Reduce stress
  • Prevent certain cancers, osteoporosis & arthritis
  • Promote overall sense of wellness
  • Increase productivity in the workplace

So start preparing NOW for the first of many walks that can begin to improve your health and your life! Join others who are dedicated to do the same. We’re all in this together – we CAN create a HEALTHIER MICHIGAN!