Health/Medical
5:06 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Nebraskans Encouraged to Get Up and Walk on April 25th

Just put one foot in front of the other…it’s that easy to participate in the 6th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day.

Kathy Nellor is a wellness business consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.  She says Blue Cross Blue Shield hopes 25,000 Nebraskans will participate for 30 minutes on April 25th. 

Nellor says Blue Cross Blue Shield wants people to make walking a regular habit.   She says walking is an easy and inexpensive way to exercise that still yields great results.

"Incorporating physical activity like walking into your day is really important to your overall health.  It can improve your circulation, lower your cholesterol, improve your blood pressure, and promote weight loss.  We know that physical activity can help your overall health and well-being so that’s the main purpose of National Walk at Lunch Day.”

So far, 20,000 people have signed up for National Walk at Lunch Day.  To sign up, the website is nebraskablue.com.