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Walk@Lunch, April 24

Take a walk at lunch with us on Wednesday, April 24!

Walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise, but it can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in physical activity. That’s why Independence Blue Cross and the Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® companies across the nation are once again sponsoring National Walk @ Lunch Day, to encourage busy people like you to take a walk during your lunch break.
When done briskly on a regular basis, walking can help:
• decrease the risk of heart attack and type 2 diabetes;
• control weight;
• improve muscle tone;
• reduce stress.

Independence Blue Cross will be walking in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 24, for 30 minutes during lunch, and many people will take their first steps towards a healthier life.

Once again, Haverford College is sponsoring its own National Walk @ Lunch Day. We will use campus paths and part of the Nature Trail, and the walk will be held on Wednesday, April 24.

Watch the Daily Digest, Founders Bell and posters around campus for more details about this healthy lunchtime event.

Anyone who is willing to volunteer during their lunch hour to man the sign-in table or be a trail guide should contact Chris (X-1250), Sandy (X-1241) or Joanne (X-1219) in Human Resources.

Remember to bring your walking shoes to work on Wednesday, April 24!

Consult your doctor before participating in physical activity that is new or strenuous for you. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention advises: "activity that requires moderate effort is safe for most people. But if you have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, arthritis,diabetes or other symptoms be sure to talk with your doctor about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you."

The ramp from Magill Library with Ryan Gym and Sharpless Hall in the background.

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