National Walk Around Things Day

National Walk Around Things Day is observed annually on April 4th and is a holiday that doesn’t really have a clear meaning. To some, this holiday encourages them to walk more to improve their health. For others, it’s a day to walk around their problems instead of tackling them head-on.

We’re not sure which interpretation of this holiday is correct, so we’ll leave it to our readers to decide for themselves. Maybe someone can combine both interpretations into one by physically walking around the neighborhood to avoid any responsibilities they might have at home.

Fun Facts About Walking

We didn’t want to walk around our responsibility to give everyone reading about this holiday some great information about walking, so we decided to do some research and come up with a list of the best walking facts available. We’ve listed those facts below.

  • The most popular form of exercise in the United States is walking.
  • An average pair of walking shoes should last about 500 miles of walking.
  • The average human walking speed is approximately 3.1 miles per hour.
  • Walking 6,500 steps a day will improve a person’s health.
  • Walking 10,000 steps a day can help a person lose weight.
  • It would take a person walking nonstop approximately 347 days to walk the circumference of the Earth—if it were possible to do so.

Observing National Walk Around Things Day

This holiday means different things to different people, so how you celebrate it is up to you. You may want to use the day to take a walk around your neighborhood, or maybe use the day to put off things that you’re supposed to do but aren’t ready to do yet. It’s up to you. Just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalWalkAroundThingsDay to spread the word about this holiday on the internet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 4 Thursday
Next year (2025)
April 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
April 4 Tuesday
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