Health Challenge: WalkingWorks®
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is committed to helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. That's why we've introduced WalkingWorks, a campaign to help you increase your physical activity and improve your health through walking. The program helps you set your own personal walking goals with the option of using a pedometer to track results.
Walking works — in a lot of ways. A brisk-paced walk can help you and your family look and feel better, increase energy and pick up your spirits.
Walking can work to improve your health, too. A regular routine of brisk-paced walking daily can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, strengthen your heart and reduce the likelihood of serious health problems down the road. And with America spending more than ever on preventable health problems like heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and conditions associated with obesity, such as arthritis, every step counts.
Starting the WalkingWorks Program
WalkingWorks requires you to take 10,000 steps a day. It’s designed for everyone. So even if you have a chronic health condition or are seriously overweight, or if you are already in great shape, you will learn how to set a goal that makes sense for you.
While 10,000 steps may seem like a lot, you're probably walking more than you think. And by making simple choices like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to the store instead of driving, parking at the back of the parking lot instead of the front — you'll be surprised at how quickly the steps add up
Note: Individuals with disabilities can participate by logging miles traveled in a wheelchair, laps they swim in a pool or time spent performing a comparable physical activity.