When someone asks what do you want to do for lunch, tell them let’s go walk!
This Wednesday, April 20 in Montgomery only, and elsewhere statewide on Wednesday, April 27, Alabama is observing the 10th annual National Walk@Lunch Day.
National Walk@Lunch Day is a nationwide event created by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to extol the virtues and benefits of walking, one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise.
In Montgomery this Wednesday, National Walk@Lunch Day will be downtown at Riverwalk Stadium from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sign up here and plan for next week’s National Walk@Lunch Day on April 27.
Walking is easy… put one foot in front of the other. Seriously, National Walk @Lunch Day is designed to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles to make walking a healthy habit for life, Blue Cross Blue Shield said.
Last year, more than 14,000 people participated in National Walk@Lunch Day events in Alabama.
If you’re a business, school, or other organization, you’re invited. Better yet, plan your own.
For 2016, Blue Cross will donate $5,000 to the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports on behalf of participating businesses, schools and individuals.
From the health side, walking as a form of exercise can prevent or manage many diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and some cancers. Walking helps gain muscle and bone strength and improves balance and mobility.