|RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
By Senators Lyons, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Miller, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White,
S.R. 27. Senate resolution designating April 30 as Walk @ Lunch Day.
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 United States 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 Daysm 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 Senate:
That the Senate of the State of Vermont 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 Secretary of the Senate be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Heart Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.