Friday, March 29, 2013

Start Walking!

One thing I know for sure, at UnitedHealthcare we not only talk the health and wellness talk; we walk the walk…literally. 

UnitedHealth Group’s National Walk Teams program unites employees across the United States with the goal of generating awareness of and support for organizations which provide important health research, public education and support our mission to help people live healthier lives.

This is the fifth year of the National Walk Teams program. Each year the program has grown thanks to dedicated participants who have joined together and found a meaningful way to make a difference in their communities.

Next Wednesday, April 3, is National Walking Day 2013 and UnitedHealth Group employees across the country will lace up their shoes and walk with their colleagues, friends and family to celebrate a healthy lifestyle.  In some cities, employees will raise funds in support of one of three nonprofit organizations: the American Heart Association; American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Association.   Our participation and impact in the National Walk Teams program has been significant including:
  • In 2012, UnitedHealth Group walk teams had more than 5,100 participants.
  • UnitedHealth Group walk teams raised a total of $530,000 at nearly 200 walks across the country.
I love walking even when it’s not cause related.  I find it’s not only the best overall body conditioning exercise; it also allows me to take in my surroundings, clear my head (or do some serious thinking) and breathe deeply. 

UnitedHealthcare employees getting ready for this year's
National Walking Day on April 3rd

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