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National Walk at Lunch Day is Wednesday, April 24

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to make lunch plans with you on Wednesday, April 24, for National Walk at Lunch Day.

National Walk Lunch Day is designed to complement your busy lifestyle. This day can be the start of a new daily walking routine, helping to improve America's health step-by-step.

The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates the cost to treat illness and chronic disease caused by inactive lifestyles is nearly $1,000 for every family in America every year. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity can have significant health benefits, such as lowering the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, hypertension or type 2 diabetes, and improving the health of muscles, bones and joints.

Come lunch time, anyone willing is encouraged to grab their comfortable shoes and take a walk at lunch, rain or shine to walk toward a healthier America.

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