By: Anthony Matrisciano
April 26, 2012
TJ Fjelseth (above), Vice President of Human Resources for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA), leads nearly 100 BCNEPA employees on a walk through downtown Wilkes-Barre in celebration of National Walk @ Lunch Day on April 25.
BCNEPA joined with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country in celebrating National Walk @ Lunch Day, an annual event initiated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in 2007. The program is designed to encourage all employers to support employee wellness by finding manageable ways to introduce physical activity into the work day. Incorporating a 15-minute walk into lunch breaks can help individuals improve their personal health and ultimately help curb the rising cost of healthcare for themselves and their employers.