Get Out and Walk at Lunch

April 10, 2012 by Kathy Nellor

Walking is one of the easiest and best ways to get and stay in shape. Regular physical activity such as walking is as important as ever – Nebraska's obesity rate has nearly doubled (27 percent, 2011) in 15 years.

With this in mind, Nebraska organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska's (BCBSNE) sixth annual National Walk at Lunch Day on April 25.

BCBSNE expects 25,000 people – individuals and employees from organizations across the state – to participate this year. Participation is simple: Businesses and schools organize their own walks, choosing a time and place that is most convenient, while individuals walk at their leisure. Cities from Omaha to Scottsbluff have organizations or individuals signed up to walk.

Walking on a regular basis can help:

  • Decrease the risk of heart attack and type-2 diabetes
  • Control weight
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Reduce stress, among other benefits

Nebraskans can register themselves, their friends or their businesses and learn more by visiting

Tags:  walk at lunch, walking, exercise, blue cross, blue shield