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April 1, 2014

National Walk @ Lunch Day® offers day to encourage movement

Would you like to find ways to encourage your employees, patients or members of your community to become more physically active? If so, a great opportunity awaits you April 30 during National Walk @ Lunch Day.

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise; taking a brisk, 30-minute walk five times a week can reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and be a positive influence on heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

But it can be challenging to find even 30 minutes a day in our busy lives; that is why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring the eighth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day – to encourage busy people to take a walk during their lunch break. Participation is fun and easy! It is as simple as bringing comfortable shoes to work and taking a 30-minute walk.

Blue Cross and its employees are hosting organized walks in the downtown areas of Hutchinson, Salina, Topeka and Wichita, and encourage organizations and businesses outside of these areas to plan walks for their employees or communities.

A variety of promotional materials are available at www.bcbks.com to assist walk planners. Just click on the Let's Walk! link on the BCBSKS Website home page. The online tool kit includes printable flyers and posters, as well as email templates. There also is an opportunity for some organizations and businesses to register to receive exercise towels or exercise bands for hosting a walk event. You also will find more details on the walks Blue Cross is hosting in Hutchinson, Salina, Topeka and Wichita.

Join us April 30 and begin walking toward a healthier Kansas!