The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recommends 30 minutes of brisk walking each day on five or more days a week (or 10,000 steps daily) for long-term health benefits. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota supports the Council's efforts to keep America healthy by participating in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s WalkingWorks program for employers.

How it helps

WalkingWorks can help you motivate your workforce to make a brisk walk part of their everyday routine. And it helps your employees set personal walking goals based on their current level of fitness and health, so everyone can participate.

Get started

To implement this program at your workplace, visit the national WalkingWorks website to find:

  • The WalkingWorks plan – a simple, easy-to-use guide for your employees
  • A print-ready WalkingWorks walking log to download to help your employees track their progress
  • WalkingWorks online tools and resources
  • Discounts on pedometers for your employees

If you have additional questions, please refer to this guide for employers or contact your Blue Cross account manager.