Thursday, April 05, 2012

National Walk at Lunch Day April 25 reminds workers to be walkers.

National Walk at Lunch Day logoUse your lunch break for burning calories instead of consuming them.

On April 25 at noon, “National Walk @ Lunch Day” provides an opportunity to learn how easy it can be to fit exercise into your busy schedule. For the third year in a row, Brethren Insurance Services is partnering with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to host a coordinated walk at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and encouraging Brethren-affiliated workplaces across the nation to join in. Brethren Insurance Services is a ministry of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT).

Exercise doesn’t need to involve a gym, a trainer, special clothing, or expensive equipment. All it takes is some comfortable shoes and two-and-a-half hours a week of walking, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control. Mayo Clinic reports a variety of findings regarding the benefits of walking and other forms of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, improving one’s mood and cholesterol balance, and more.

If you want to help your church, organization, or retirement community join in National Walk @ Lunch Day, send a message to for informational materials and guidance about hosting a walk.

Do you live near the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.? Join Brethren Insurance Services as it hosts a walking event on April 25 at noon at 1505 Dundee Avenue. Suggested walking maps, healthful snacks, and water will be provided.

-- Brian Solem is publications coordinator for Brethren Benefit Trust.

Source:4/5/2012 Newsline

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