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Get On Your Feet and Leave Your Desk

Get On Your Feet and Leave Your Desk

Celebrate National Walk @ Lunch Day with MCCG and The Wellness Center

MACON, GA (Monday, April 22, 2013) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and The Wellness Center (TWC) encourage the community to take a walk on Wednesday, April 24, National Walk @ Lunch Day.

Join MCCG (777 Hemlock Street) or TWC (3797 Northside Drive, Macon) on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. to participate in a walk. The length of the walk is up to the participant – a walk for 30 minutes is encouraged, but participants may walk as long as they desire.

“National Walk @ Lunch Day is designed to complement, not compete with, busy lifestyles. We encourage our employees and those throughout the community to use this day to begin a new walking routine that will improve health, step by step,” said Lisa Seneker, Group Fitness Coordinator for TWC.

This national celebration was created to improve personal health and decrease the costs of healthcare for employers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the cost to treat illnesses cause by inactive lifestyles is nearly $1,000 per year for each American family.

“Thirty minutes of moderate physical activity, like a brisk walk, at least five times a week has significant health benefits including lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type II diabetes. Activity also improves the health of muscles, bones and joints,” said Seneker.

Employees at MCCG are currently participating in the 13-week Weigh Down program, designed by TWC staff to encourage active lifestyles and improve health. Employees participating in the program are encouraged to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.