National Walk to Work Day is an American holiday dedicated to walking to work. It is designed to draw people’s attention to the health benefits of physical activity, which can be achieved simply by walking. Given the serious daily workload of today’s people, there is still time for them: just get to work by walking! The holiday is celebrated every year on the first Friday in April.
Walking is the best exercise to improve your general health and does not require any equipment. A sufficient level of movement every day helps to strengthen the musculoskeletal system. Walking also acts as a preventive measure against heart and vascular problems, as it normalizes blood circulation throughout the body.
The creation of National Walk to Work Day is an initiative of Prevention magazine, which was proposed in 2004. The main activities are to inform the population about ways to maintain and improve health, as well as to prevent various diseases. Thus, the best way to celebrate this day is to walk to work, while enjoying the warm breeze and pleasant sunshine.
- Walking trains not only the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system, but also the analyzers. The eyes perceive the beauty of nature, the ear senses the rustling of leaves, the singing of birds, the sound of passing cars, and the nose perceives the smell of nature.
- Walking is a great aid in losing weight. In one hour of moderate-intensity walking, up to 300 kilocalories are burned.
- It has been proven that after physical activity, the brain begins to solve tasks better. The concentration of attention increases.
How to celebrate
April is the perfect time to enjoy walking. If you have a long walk to work, you can postpone this task to the evening. Then you don’t have to worry about being late for work at 8 a.m.! Enjoy every moment of nature and be happy!
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users how often they walk to work.
When is National Walk to Work Day celebrated in 2024?
National Walk to Work Day is observed every year on the first Friday in April.