Governor Dalrymple has issued a proclamation deeming this Wednesday, April 29th, Walk at Lunch day in North Dakota. Lt. Governor Wrigley will lead an event on the Capitol grounds that day from 11:30 am to 1 pm to commemorate the day.

The event is part of a nationwide initiative to get Americans to rethink their day and get them to get out and walk during their lunch breaks. The Bismarck Tribune talked with Tim Huckle, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota about the importance of the event.

"Walking for half an hour during your lunch break is an easy way to fit some exercise into your busy life. Becoming more active helps your overall health, energy level and reduces stress.  Even a few walks a week can be a motivator to take better care of ourselves and live a higher quality of life."

Lt. Gov. Wrigley will start the event off by speaking in Memorial Hall before leading the ceremonial first lap of the walk around the Capitol grounds. He will be joined by his wife, Kathleen, as well as employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Healthy North Dakota and North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.