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Forget the working lunch. Try a walking lunch.

April 15, 2019 Rhonda Ubben

Join others across the nation for a noontime walk on April 24, National Walk @Lunch Day.

It's a simple commitment for a heap of benefits. Mayo Clinic says regular brisk walking helps:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination

Harvard Medical School adds that walking also reduces the risk of breast cancer and helps tame a sweet tooth, among other things.

If those benefits sound attractive, use this national event to begin a new movement (literally). Grab some co-workers or friends, a comfortable pair of shoes and block off 30 minutes, then head out for a brisk walk. Follow the event hashtag, #NWLD, for a little extra comradery. 

Don't stop there.

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