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National Walk@Lunch Day: Take a walk during your lunch break

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Did you know it's National Walk@Lunch Day®?

National Walk@Lunch Day is designed to fit into your busy day. It was created to help improve personal health and decrease health care costs.

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.

So on your lunch break today, break away from the desk for a few minutes, and take a walk. While you're out there, snap a picture with your phone and tweet it to @WBTV_News.

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