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Walk For Lunch: A New Fitness Program for Employees Includes a Subway Lunch

A new program in downtown Atlanta has been planned to help workers make the most of their lunch hours—by making it easy for employees to get active and eat fresh. Walk For Lunch is a new, eight-day fitness program designed to encourage downtown companies, governments and employees to walk approximately two miles a day, two days a week, along four suggested walking routes.


The program will run October 5th to October 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Woodruff Park. For $8 a day, participants will receive a healthy lunch from Subway Restaurant, a walking map to Woodruff Park, a Walk For Lunch water bottle, an ID Badge and an opportunity to exercise with fellow employees. Each week, walkers will be entered to win weekly give-a-ways from local Atlanta companies.


Companies can register for free, and each company can assign a "team captain" to register the company on walkforlunch.com/. Employees then register under their company’s name using the online registration form.


Atlanta leaders such as A.J. Robinson, the President of Central Atlanta Progress; Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall; and City of Atlanta Council members will lead walks with their staffs to Woodruff Park.
Walk For Lunch is intended to promote a healthy lifestyle for working Atlantans. Companies can also raise funds to fight childhood obesity in Georgia, by donating to the beneficiary of Walk For Lunch, Choices For Kids. Choices For Kids is a non-profit organization based in Kennesaw, Ga., addressing the needs of overweight and obese children.


“Walking promotes a healthy lifestyle, which in turn creates healthier employees who rely less on health insurance, ultimately helping the bottom line,” a program representative said. “Walking is also a good way to boost company morale and a fun way for employees to interact outside the office.”

 

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