Hundreds of people join Kansas insurance company in health journey

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Hundreds of people showed up to the Statehouse Wednesday to get some quick exercise during their lunch hour.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas hosted their 13th annual Walk at Lunch Day. At noon, they invited Topekans to walk during their lunch hour. The Shawnee Heights High School drumline was there to cheer walkers on!

The company says it's a day to encourage busy people to start a healthy routine.

"If you can do no other exercising during the week, taking a brisk, 30-minute walk most days of the week is gonna have great health benefits for you," said Mary Beth Chambers, Blue Cross Blue Shield's Manager of Corporate Communications. "It'll help your muscles and your bones, it'll help lower blood pressure, control chronic conditions like diabetes, it can help improve osteoporosis."

Blue Cross Blue Shield held the event in 10 other Kansas cities, including Lawrence and Manhattan.