Apr
02
2009

Give Your Feet a Workout and Your Car a Day Off

National Walk to Work Day: A chance to dust off those walking shoes and save gas!
National Walk to Work Day: A chance to dust off those walking shoes and save gas!Courtesy Pedestrian Council of Australia: ABC Marketing
For some of us, it's been a while since those walking shoes have seen the light of day. So get them out, dust them off, and lace them up because tomorrow is National Walk to Work Day!

This has been a national holiday since 2004 when the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson declared the first National Walk to Work Day. The idea behind the day was to draw attention to our need to get out and get in shape. But with today's ever-flucuating gas prices and difficult economy, we can find new reasons to celebrate the health concious holiday. We can choose to walk to work to help our waistlines and our wallets!

However if you're like me and live a sizeable distance from your workplace, check out these compromises:

  • Take a bus with a stop a bit farther away from your house/apartment or work
  • Take the bus to work then walk home
  • Take a walk during lunch
  • Take a 30-60 minute walk later in the day or this weekend
  • Ditch the elevator and take the stairs for the day

So whatever the reason, spend at least 30 minutes walking tomorrow!

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