Physical activity is vital to the well-being of all Americans. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as a moderate walk, at least five times a week can result in significant health benefits, such as lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and improving the health of muscles, bones, and joints.
I’m not anti-walking, necessarily, but I’m pro-MYOB when it comes to employers and private health matters.
Here’s my advice:
- If you’re a Human Resources practitioner, please do not coordinate a Walk @ Lunch event. You have better things to do, and employees don’t want you to micromanage their health.
- If you’re employed, you can continue the protest by eating a greasy double cheeseburger for lunch. In fact, don’t even get out of the car. Drive to McDonalds, go through the drive-thru, and then find the closest spot to your office in the parking lot so you don’t have to walk very far after lunch.
Hooray for National Walk @ Lunch Day!