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Local Event Celebrates National Walk at Lunch Day

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Community Walk: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Falls Park, Greenville Community Walk: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Falls Park, Greenville
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

Time to get out your walking shoes and take a stroll. It's National Walk at Lunch Day.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is sponsoring public events to help people get involved. There will be community walks at Falls Park in Greenville and at Marion Square in Charleston from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"We're encouraging everyone who works near these sites to participate by wearing comfortable shoes to work and walking for at least 30 minutes during lunch," said Dr. Laura Long, BlueCross' vice president of clinical innovation and population health.

Walking is an easy form of exercise that can have great health benefits. It can help people manage weight, strengthen muscles, reduce stress, and lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

"Walking during a lunch break is a great way for all of us to make time for exercise as we juggle work and other commitments that demand so much of our time," said Dr. Long.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will provide free planning guides and print-ready files for banners, fliers and other promotional materials to help any South Carolina company organize a workplace walk.

For more information on these materials, call Glenn Niemiec at 803-264-4612.

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