A perfect reason to start a new workplace walking routineApril 12, 2011
There are numerous benefits for exercising together including support, commitment and motivation. Additionally, you’re more likely to enjoy your exercise session in the company of friends. But with a busy work schedule and plenty of other commitments, it’s hard to find the time and wherewithal to make it happen.
Enter National Walk @ Lunch Day®, an annual workplace event that encourages you to get up from your desk and on your feet at lunchtime. Established by BlueCross BlueShield, National Walk @ Lunch Day® is designed to complement your busy lifestyle, improve personal health and decrease the costs of healthcare for employers and employees.
This year, National Walk @ Lunch Day is Wednesday, April 27, just two weeks away! It’s a perfect reason for you and your colleagues to start a new workplace walking routine!
Don’t know how to get started? Planning a walk is easier than you think. Here are some helpful tips for getting your co-workers up on their feet to join you for a lunchtime walk on National Walk @ Lunch Day®.
- Determine a walk route.
- Invite your friends and colleagues by email and/or send out an evite.
- Hang up posters and fliers around the office promoting the event.
- The day before the event, check the weather and update participants so they are dressed properly. (LINK to weather info)
- On the day of the event, send out a final reminder to participants.
- Meet at your designated starting point and WALK!
For additional workplace walking tips and to find more information about National Walk @ Lunch Day®, check out WalkArlington Works at WalkArlington.com. National Walk @ Lunch Day® is just one of the steps you and your co-workers can take toward a healthier self.
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