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Bismarck Residents Celebrate National Walk at Lunch Day

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Many people spend their lunch hour sitting and eating...

But today you are encouraged to get up and get moving.

Ben Smith is at the Capitol where a special event encourages people to get up and walk during their lunch break.

Nats:

"Were here to celebrate walking of course." says Sarah Walker

An energetic crowd gathers at the Capitol...

"We get pretty pumped about these sort of events."

Instead of talking about state government...

The Capitol grounds serve as place to celebrate National Walk at Lunch Day.

"Its nice to leave the office, get out, walk around, get your blood flowing." says Wrigley.

"Even seven minutes a day, anything is better than nothing to get your body moving." says Betsy.

Public figures lead the way...

Showing the importance of taking a break for a bit of exercise.

Busy lifestyles can easily get in the way of exercise

But Sarah and Gene count on their daily walks for better overall health.

"We both have fit bits...very teeny tiny and you can wear them in your pocket or however you want to where it."

They use a pedometer--to count their steps...

Something they can share with friends... out on the trails.

"You can compete with your friends or family like my mom and I are fit bit friends."

"We have other people at the heritage center that we are friends with and so we sort of compete."

These active individuals have found a way to have fun while at the same time--getting into shape.

"It keeps you motivated."

"And people are really I think glad to have that resource."

Ben Smith KXNews

This is the 8th time this event has been held nationally--the fourth time here in Bismarck.

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