Posted on April 27, 2016 at 8:56 AM by Victoria Mulherin
National Walk at Lunch Day
As part of the Health Starts Here initiative, join Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien today at 12:00 PM in the Parking lot of the Administration building at 49 Rancocas Road in Mount Holly next to the old side entrance with the awning for a walk at lunch to celebrate National Walk at Lunch Day!
National Walk at Lunch Day, is designed to complement not compete with your busy lifestyle. Created to improve personal health and decrease the costs of healthcare for employers and employees, National Walk at Lunch Day is the start of your new daily walking routine, helping you to improve your health step by step.
Studies have found that regular walking, particularly at a brisk pace of 3 mph, can substantially reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Additionally, simply performing 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five times a week has significant health benefits and can lower the risk of developing or dying from hypertension or type 2 diabetes, and improve the health of muscles, bones and joints
If you can’t stop by the Administration Building in Mount Holly, walk around your building! "Walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise,” said Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. “People are busy, and it can be difficult to find time to participate in physical activity, so walking at work during lunch is the perfect opportunity."