Did you bring your walking shoes today? - Tucson News Now

Did you bring your walking shoes today?

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Would you like to spice up your lunch plans today, why not add a bit of exercise to the old lunch routine? 

Workers are encouraged to put on their comfy shoes and take a walk during lunch today. 

It's all part of National Walk at Lunch Day, created to motivate everyone towards a healthy lifestyle. 

The idea is to make today the start of a new daily walking routine.  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 per family in America every year.

Health experts say simply getting 30 minutes of exercise like a brisk walk five times a week can have significant health benefits. 

So for those who might need a little extra motivation, today is the perfect day to start. 

Grab some lunch and enjoy the sunny weather by taking a walk wherever you are.

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