COLUMBIA, S.C. – Thousands of people were motivated to move last week and put one foot in front of the other at National Walk@Lunch DayTM, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
An estimated 2,000 people walked more than 2,500 miles at community walks in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Participants received T-shirts, bottles of water and some even won an Apple Watch, as well as YETI® coolers and tumblers. All locations also featured health-related vendors and activities.
This is the 10th year BlueCross has hosted walks around the state, and the 1,200 people who visited the Columbia walk were the most ever at that location.
“We understand that it can be difficult to find the time to exercise,” said BlueCross Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shawn Stinson. “But just 30 minutes a day can help manage your weight, control your blood pressure, relieve arthritis and back pain and lower stress levels.”
National Walk@Lunch Day was created by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to encourage Americans to live healthier lives by incorporating lunchtime walks into their daily routines.