April 25, 2012

Spike Takes a Lunchtime Stroll to Support Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s “Walk@Lunch”

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Charleston, S.C. – On Wednesday, Citadel mascot “Spike” joined members of the Charleston community at Marion Square Park to take part in National Walk@Lunch Day.

National Walk@Lunch Day, sponsored by local Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, is designed to complement—not compete with—your busy lifestyle. It is designed to improve personal health while decreasing healthcare costs for employers and employees.

Spike participated in the 30-minute National Walk@Lunch Day session, designed to kick start a new daily walking routine for participants, helping you to improve your health step-by-step.

Local Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, businesses large and small and state legislatures across the nation will encourage employees to wear comfortable shoes and take a walk at lunch.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the cost to treat illness and chronic disease caused by inactive lifestyles is nearly $1,000 for every family in America, every year.  Simply getting 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as a brisk walk, at least five times a week has significant health benefits, lowering the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, hypertension or type 2 diabetes, and improving the health of muscles, bones and joints.

Check out the photographs of Spike around town here or on the official Facebook page of The Citadel Athletics at facebook.com/citadelbulldogs.

For more information about the Walking Works program and National Walk@Lunch Day click here.