NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY 2017

As people grow older, their metabolism decreases.  Most people get so engrossed with earning a living that they tend to live sedentary lifestyles.  This is especially true with careers involving pure desk jobs or office work.  It had been observed that the tendency to be lazy with physical activity increases as a person ages.  This is why first world countries set aside a day in a year for working people to walk to work.

When is the National Walk to Work Day in 2017?

The National Walk to Work Day is on April 7, 2017, a Friday.

The National Walk to Work Day is always observed in the United States of America on the first Friday of April each year.

The Origin of the National Walk to Work Day:

The inaugural observance of this holiday was in 2004.  The said date had been declared by Tommy G. Thompson, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Its yearly observance is spearheaded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services with the support of the American Paediatric Association and Prevention Magazine.

The Purpose of the National Walk to Work Day:

This health holiday was created to incite Americans to walk for a longer life and health benefits.  It promotes at least thirty minutes of each day for walking to strengthen the hip bone, lower the effects of bad cholesterol in the human body and to burn fat.  It is also a very effective way to lose or maintain weight.

The National Walk to Work Day Observance:

The best way to observe this special day is to walk to work or even just for an hour or less.  On this day, people are advised to wear good walking clothes and shoes to work.  Work things may be carried through a backpack.  Using a pedometer to know how many steps have been taken is also highly recommended.

If the work place requires a uniform, a quick change may be done prior to entering the work station.  Another way to celebrate is to remind friends, work colleagues or school mates and family about the day and the good things walking does to the human body.  Organizing a group walk to work may also be done instead of the car pool just for the day.

When is the National Walk to Work Day in 2018?

The National Walk to Work Day is on April 6, 2018, a Friday.