Yesterday 2,300 people in Kearney walked out on their jobs.
These employees walked 1.5 miles and ate a healthy lunch as part of Walk Out on Your Job, an event sponsored by Wellness Works.
I’m so excited that I got to be a part of the event this year. As the president of Wellness Works, a local non-profit organization that promotes workplace wellness, I got to help organize this huge event!
Although planning such a major event was a lot of work and quite stressful at times, it was all worth it when I saw all of those people out getting exercise during their lunch breaks.
According to the American Heart Association, walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits.
For employers, promoting physical activity to employees can have huge cost saving benefits. Employers can save $16 for every $1 they spend on health and wellness, according to the American Heart Association.