The journey to a happier and healthier “good life” begins with one step. Walking is the single most powerful thing you can do for yourself. It’s also a great way to spend time with the people you care about … to connect, share your life and create memories. Getting started is simple. Just Step and Repeat.
We are excited to embark on our 5th year of promoting National Walk @ Lunch Day! Last year over 60 businesses from around the region participated and we hope to exceed this in 2017. Join us as we step and repeat on National Walk @ Lunch Day, April 26, 2017. Where do you go to walk? Step right out your worksite door.
It’s really just that simple. We are asking employees to get up and get moving over their lunch break, anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
Sitting is now considered the new smoking due to the number of negative effects it has on our health. A 30 minute walk, five days a week reduces the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half. For men it can also decrease the risk of colon cancer by 50% and prostate cancer by two-thirds.
There is no charge to participate and organizations need not be a council member to participate. A promotional packet is provided to each participating business to make promotion easy!
Organizations that register here https://panhandleworksitewellnesscouncil.wildapricot.org/event-2404778 for National Walk @ Lunch Day will receive a $15 Subway® gift card and member companies will be entered into a drawing for a walking workstation or two sit-to-stand workstations ($1000 value) for employees to benefit from the effects of walking year round and throughout the work day.