First Annual “National Walk at Lunch Day” – April 30, 2014

In Upcoming Events, by , on April 29th, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, April 30, and begin walking toward a healthier America — and a healthier you.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the cost to treat illness and chronic disease caused by inactive lifestyles is nearly $1,000 for every family in America, every year. Simply getting 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as a brisk walk, at least five times a week has significant health benefits, lowering the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, hypertension or type 2 diabetes, and improving the health of muscles, bones and joints.

Employees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The meeting point will be directly outside the front doors of the Gallagher Center at noon. The walk will be cancelled if it is raining.

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This activity is being sponsored by the office of student health services.