National Walk to Work Day
About National Walk to Work Day
When is National Walk to Work Day? This holiday is observed on the first Friday in April
Today is National Walk to Work Day. On this day, Americans are encouraged to walk to work. If you can’t walk to work, take a walk during lunchtime, or another time of the day. The goal is to walk 30 minutes a day. Health officials are hoping this will encourage people to add a 30-minute walk to their daily lives.
Health officials, medical agencies, and medical organizations around the country state that a 30-minute walk will significantly improve your health. The benefits are many, including lower weight, less chance of heart disease, less risk of diabetes, and much more. This translates to a longer and healthier life.
Unmentioned in other articles are the emotional and mental benefits of walking. Walking is relaxing and peaceful. If you walk in a park, or along a waterfront, it can be captivating. Need a quick picker-upper? Take a walk today.
Note: Walking is free of charge. And, as of this writing, there is no tax on walking, either.
So, if you can’t walk to work today, walk 30 minutes at a convenient time. Then, make it a part of your daily life.
Benefits of Walking to Work
There are many benefits to walking to work, or anywhere else for that matter. The benefits include:
- It helps you to lose weight.
- You will be healthier.
- You live longer.
- It is mentally relaxing.
- Saves wear and tear on your bike or car.
- Walking is eco-friendly.
How to Celebrate National Walk to Work Day
- Learn more about Queen Victoria.
- Attend a parade.
- Hold a party.
Heard at the Office: A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, a work station is where work stops.
History and Origin of National Walk to Work Day
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson declared the first National Walk to Work Day on April 2, 2004. It is an annual event. With obesity and sedentary lifestyles growing at an alarming rate, National Walk to Work Day was initiated to draw attention to the need to get out and exercise and get in shape.
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