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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

House Resolution

H.R. 34

House resolution designating April 30 as Walk@Lunch Day

Offered by:  Representatives Larson of Burlington, Adams of Hartland, Lorber of Burlington, Symington of Jericho, Acinapura of Brandon, Ancel of Calais, Andrews of Rutland City, Barnard of Richmond, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Davis of Washington, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Keenan of St. Albans City, Klein of East Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Nease of Johnson, Ojibway of Hartford, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Pearson of Burlington, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Peterson of Williston, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sharpe of Bristol, Smith of Morristown, Stevens of Shoreham, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Whereas, getting simply 30 minutes of moderate physical activity such as a brisk walk at least five times a week can result in significant health benefits, such as lowering the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or hypertension or type 2 diabetes and improving the health of muscles, bones, and joints, and

Whereas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the annual cost to treat illness and chronic disease that inactive lifestyles cause is nearly $1,000 for every family in America, and

Whereas, physical activity is vital to the well-being of all Americans, and National Walk@Lunch Day is an opportunity for Americans to carve time out of their busy work schedules to exercise and become healthier, and

Whereas, National Walk@Lunch Day is a work place program that encourages employees to walk during their lunch break, making exercise a convenient and easy choice during the day, and

Whereas, a number of states will participate in National Walk@Lunch Day to improve the health of their residents step-by-step, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body designates April 30 as National Walk@Lunch Day and encourages all Vermonters to recognize the importance of walking in a healthy lifestyle, and be it further

Resolved:  That the clerk of the house be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the American Heart Association in Williston and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont in Berlin.


____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


                                                                      Donald G. Milne

                                                                      Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont