Today is Walk@Lunch Day. According to Liv Osby of The Greenville News, “BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will host a midday walk at Falls Park on Friday to mark national Walk@Lunch Day.”
Osby said the event is held to “encourage people to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise…into their daily routine.”
According to Osby’s article, Chief Medical Officer for BlueCross Dr. Shawn Stinson discussed how walking can help your heart health.
“Studies have shown that performing 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as walking, five times a week can substantially reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes,” said Stinson.
Although this event is happening at Greenville’s Falls Park, you can acknowledge it anywhere you are. In fact, you can use this event to start walking more every day year-round. Even if it’s a walk around your block or doing some kind of exercise around your house, getting your heart pumping will help you in the long run.
The Powell Group invites you to learn more about today’s event and how it will affect you in the long run.
(Picture used from The Greenville News and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)