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Hundreds turn up at Marion Square for free healthy program

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

In downtown Charleston, Friday's weather was perfect for people to get outside and walk at lunch.

For seven years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina has joined with local hospitals in an effort to  promote a healthier lifestyle.

Hundreds of workers took their lunch breaks at Marion Square for the free event.

Research shows many of us spend most of each work day sitting at a desk. A little walking each day can go a long way.

"The benefits of walking everyday are many," said Larry Webster of Blue Cross and Blue Shield."It helps prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, other health issues. And getting out for just 30 minutes a day, getting a bite to eat and walking for 30 minutes is very helpful."

Friday's program included a walking course, health screenings, chair massages, music, giveaways and more.

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