March 19, 2015 / Kristy Huffman, RN
Join Molina Healthcare on April 1st to celebrate National Walking Day! Why? Because walking is one of the easiest, most affordable and enjoyable ways to improve your health. Some of the benefits include:
- Reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer
- Improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Maintaining body weight and lower risk for obesity
- Enhancing mental health
On Wednesday, April 1st, let’s get together and spread awareness about the importance of physical activity. Bring your sneakers to work or school and commit 30 minutes of your day to a walk that may improve your health. This day is also a great opportunity to take a pledge to walk on a regular basis in order to live a longer, stronger, and healthier life. At Molina, we encourage our employees to get out during breaks and lunches – even if it is just for a few minutes at a time – as a simple way to stay active and even improve productivity. See you out there for a brisk walk!
For more information, visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/nationalwalkingday .