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Humana to ‘Walk It Tee to Green’ at Three PGA TOUR Stops

Spectators to Receive Free Pedometers to Learn About Health Benefits of Walking


Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:35 am EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PGA TOUR fans don’t have to be among the game’s money leaders to benefit from golf. Exercise alone can make them feel like a million bucks.

To demonstrate this, Humana, the official health benefits provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, will provide spectators at three upcoming PGA TOUR events with free pedometers to count their steps as they walk around the course. Each person who walks at least 7,000 steps a day will be entered into a prize drawing for an iPod Touch or Nano.

Humana’s “Walk It Tee to GreenSM” promotion will be offered at the following PGA TOUR stops:

Among the participants will be Scott Gneiser, the caddie for Humana-sponsored PGA TOUR golfer David Toms. Gneiser has agreed to wear a pedometer at every PGA TOUR event this year in order to track his steps.

“My feet tell me that I take a lot of steps when I’m doing my job, but it’s going to be a lot of fun to find out exactly how many,” Gneiser said. “I think fans will be amused by how far they’ve walked, too. Hopefully, it will inspire them to track their steps throughout their daily lives, even when they’re away from the golf course.

“Walking is great exercise because almost anybody can do it and the only cost involved is for a good pair of sneakers,” he added.

Walking can reduce an individual’s likelihood of heart disease, while increasing good cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. For many people, golf is a fun way for them to increase their step count. In fact, according to some studies, the average golfer walks around five miles or more during each 18-hole round.

Participants can pick up their free pedometers by registering at the Humana booth at each of these events. They can return to the booth throughout the day to check the steps “leaderboard.”

People who can’t attend one of the PGA TOUR events can participate by visiting www.humana.com/walkit and finding out all the ways a person can win by walking. Just like PGA TOUR spectators, online participants will be entered for a sweepstakes to win a golf getaway that includes a lesson with a Golf Digest ranked teaching professional, deluxe, double-occupancy accommodations, and two round-trip airline tickets.

Contest Information

No purchase neccessary. To enter and for full rules, go to www.golfdigestpromotions.com/humana. Starts 12:01 a.m. ET 4/27/09 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET 9/7/09. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/D.C. 18 or older, except employees of sponsors, their immediate families and those living in the same household. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited. A.R.V. of prize $3,000. Sponsors: The Conde Nast Publications, 4 Times Square, New York, N.Y., 10036 and Humana, Inc., 500 West Main St., Louisville, Ky., 40202.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 48-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

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