BlueCross BlueShield is Encouraging Employees

Participate in National Walk at Lunch Day

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is encouraging members and employees to take a healthy walk during their lunch break tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26 for National Walk@Lunch Day.

Over 62 companies and their 20,000+ employees spanning Western New York have already committed and will join other companies countrywide in this initiative.

Studies have found that regular walking can substantially reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes; improve muscle, bone and joint health; maintain a healthy weight; lead to better sleep; and provide a mental boost. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends setting a goal of at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

BlueCross BlueShield encourages everyone to take a healthy walk during their lunch break for National Walk@Lunch Day tomorrow. Participants can share their photos by tagging @BCBSWNY or with the hashtag #NWALD.

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.

About BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueCross BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueCross BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of our community.

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