Walk To Work Day

Unfortunately, most modern people don’t get the daily exercise that people in the past did. This is especially true if they work a sedentary office job and/or don’t have the time to hit the gym on the regular basis. As a result, chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease are on the rise.

The remedy for this situation is quite simple, however. If people spent more time doing something as simple as walking, then they can live healthier lives. This is why Walk To Work Day was invented. This holiday is observed on the first Friday of April and encourages everyone to start their new daily walking routine by walking to work on this day.

The History Of Walk To Work Day

Walk to Work Day was created by Prevention Magazine in 2004. It started as the beginning of a health strategy that was featured in the magazine and encouraged people to do more walking to improve not only their physical health but their mental health as well.

It didn’t take long for that holiday to jump from the pages of the magazine, however, and into the mainstream. Now it’s a holiday celebrated all over the U.S.

Observing Walk To Work Day

It doesn’t take much thought or planning to celebrate this day. All that you have to do is to walk to work for the day. That’s all there is to it. If your workplace is located too far for you to walk, then consider driving part of the way to work and then walking the rest of the way.

While you’re observing this holiday, also be sure to encourage your fellow workers to join in on the fun using the hashtag #WalkToWorkDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 5 Friday
Next year (2025)
April 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
April 7 Friday
Health & Body, Work & Occupation