Walk To Work Day

Walk To Work Day Quick Facts

2021 Date2 April 2021
2022 Date1 April 2022
Walk To Work Day

Walk To Work Day History

Walk to Work Day seeks to encourage people to walk to work. This day promotes walking to work as a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative. It aims to educate and inform people about the physical and mental benefits of walking outside. Walking is known to lower blood pressure, help maintain a healthy weight, and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Walk to Work Day seems to have been started in 2007 as a promotion for walking. It is observed annually on the first Friday of April.

Walk To Work Day Facts

  • A brisk 30-minute walk burns about 200 calories. Walking often can help with maintaining a healthy weight. It can also improve the overall quality of life.
  • About 5 million car trips can be saved a year by walking or biking to work according to sustrans.org.
  • According to arthritis.org, walking often can help stop the loss of bone mass for those with osteoporosis. A study of post-menopausal women found that 30 minutes of walking each day reduced their risk of hip fractures by 40%.

Walk To Work Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Walk to work! You'll stay fit, help save the environment, and save on gas money.
  • If walking to work isn't an option, try carpooling or using public transport services. This will help reduce the overall environmental impact of while also saving on gas costs.
  • Encourage co-workers to also walk to work. Finding a walking buddy improve the experience by passing the commute time.

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