More than 15,000 families participated in the Max Bupa Walk for Health in Delhi and Mumbai on Sunday. The third edition of the walk was organised by Max Bupa Health Insurance, in association with Times Now.
Former union minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa, and Rahul Khosla, MD, Max India, flagged off the walk in the city, along with actors Mandira Bedi and Kriti Sanon. The walk in Mumbai was flagged off by actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra.
Adults walked for 5 km, while senior citizens and children walked for 2 km. Some other highlights of the event were presence of famous cartoon characters such as Chhota Bheem and Ben10.
Other attractions included on-the-spot contests, prizes for the oldest and youngest walkers, give-aways for the largest families. Around 5,000 school children, walking communities and people from colleges and corporate world participated.
The event aimed at educating people about the long-term benefits of walking, leading a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of including walk in the daily routine.
Max Bupa conducted a Walk for Health Survey 2014 and found out that regular walks help people restore their work-life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life.
Vardhan appreciated the initiative and appealed to the people to make at least 30 minutes of daily walk a habit in their life. "To keep oneself healthy, walking is the easiest exercise. It is very important to reduce the disease burden of the whole world that has been caused due to physical inactivity," he added.