National Walk to Work Day
National Walk to Work Day is observed next on Friday, April 5th, 2024 (38 days from today).
The first Wednesday of April every year is considered as National Walk to Work Day in order to encourage Americans to exercise to have a healthy life. The American Heart Association chose National Walk to Work Day as a reminder about the health benefits of walking. Take your sneakers (or bring them with you) to work, and at some point during the day, take a 30-minute walk.
History of National Walk to Work Day
Nowadays, walking is considered as one of the simplest but effective exercises. This is why Walking to Work Day shouldn't be overwhelming for most people. Just putting one step ahead of the other is liberating yourself. Let's find out the history of the day and the history of that day.
In 2004, "Prevention" magazine launched National Walk to Work Day and decided to make the first Friday in April the day to celebrate. This magazine is known for providing its readers with health information and strategies to help improve physical and mental health. The National Walk to Work Day idea was soon supported by the US Department of Health because it was a step they had been pushing for years. Although this day is unofficial, it is still celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm.
Do you know that walking is good for our health? However, only someone realize that it is also good for our planet. Those who cannot choose to walk to work due to the long distance can simply walk to public transport. This gives you the time needed to avoid pollution or spend money on gas. The Australian Government has been celebrating this day since 2000, with 2003 becoming the year. The first day of reunification is decided for all Australians. Statuses.
Walking can be a great stress reliever. Not only does it work muscles and increase heart rate, but it also allows the senses to take in environmental stimuli ranging from a gentle breeze and birdsong to the smell of flowers in the air and a dose of vitamin D. If you are working at home, you also celebrate this day by walking around your house.
Reasons for National Walk to Work Day being loved
- It's a celebration of health
Not taking our health for granted is one of the greatest lessons we learn in this day and age. Appreciating it and protecting it while we still have it is the best we can do. So don't think twice before walking to work.
- It is a celebration of walking and its benefits
There are many exercises that help your body. But walking is one of the simplest and easiest exercises to do. The advantages far outweigh the cons.
- It's a celebration of a big reason
With our sedentary lifestyles, it's more important than ever to kick this habit to promote a healthy lifestyle. The walk to work day is just one part, though important, of an overall wellness campaign.
Celebrating National Walk to Work Day
- Leave the car for the day
Get out your vehicle and go for walk to get the benefits of it! Breathe in the fresh air, pamper your skin and enjoy the overall experience. You not only benefit your body, but also the environment in the long run by reducing pollution.
- Invite your friends and colleagues
Make a special day out of the way by inviting your friends and colleagues to join in on the action. You'll enjoy walking more, and people can pop into the local coffee shop for some snacks along the way.
- Make a habit of it
What better way to honor this day and the cause behind it than with a daily walk to work? It will benefit you for many incoming years and help to save money on vehicle maintenance and fuel/gas.
ObservedNational Walk to Work Day has been observed the first Friday in April.
Friday, April 1st, 2022
Friday, April 7th, 2023
Friday, April 5th, 2024
Friday, April 4th, 2025
Friday, April 3rd, 2026