National Walking Day

National Walking Day Quick Facts

2020 DateApril 1, 2020
2021 DateApril 7, 2021
National Walking Day

National Walking Day History

The National Walking day emphasizes the importance and the health benefits of taking a walk. The observance began in 2007, and it is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of April.

National Walking Day Facts & Quotes

  • As part of American Heart Association’s efforts to promote healthy living, National Walking Day was started in 2007.
  • l truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.- Carrie Latet

National Walking Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Take a breath with your partner, your friend or coworker. Today is the day you’ll take a step and work on your health. Taking a long walk is always better for body and soul.
  • Wear sneakers. Wearing comfortable shoes will make it easier for everyone to participate. Encourage them to wear red shoelaces as a symbol of their support of the event.
  • Host a walk. Set a time for your senior leaders to lead employees on a 30-minute walk. This could be indoors or outdoors.

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