Take the pledge to stand up and walk with us for the 11th annual National Walk at Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 26. Tens of thousands of walkers participated nationwide in last year’s event and we hope you’ll help make this year an even bigger success. Did you know Americans spend an average of 13 hours a day sitting? Standing up once an hour can improve your health, and walking for just 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, improve muscle tone and reduce stress! This is a great way to promote physical activity and is in line with our new Wellness Policy that will take effect on June 30th. Also, BCBSNE will donate $20 for every group/school/ organization, and $1 for every individual who registers to Special Olympics Nebraska. New this year for schools, one lucky participating school will receive a $1,000 grant for their physical education department.
Elementary students and staff will walk from 12:00 to 12:30, and middle/high school students and staff can join during that time or walk after their own lunch time. Families are invited to walk with their students! We will plan to walk on the football field, or if weather is crumby, we can walk in Lister Sage.