Take A Walk Outdoors Day

January 20th is observed annually as Take a Walk Outdoors Day. It’s a day for people to get up from behind their computers and television screens and actually enjoy nature. Once that first step has been taken, they should then go for a nice peaceful walk that not only exercises the body but also relaxes the mind.

There was a point in time when people had to walk everywhere, but those days are long past, so we all have to make a conscious effort to get up and move our bodies. And this holiday is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

The History of Take a Walk Outdoors Day

This holiday has been around for quite a few years now, but there is little information that we could find about it on the Internet. We couldn’t locate the origin of this holiday, when it was created, or why it was created. Well, we can probably figure out why it was created. Whoever created this holiday most likely did so to encourage people to get outside and get more exercise.

Some Exciting Trivia About Walking

Everyone who would like some exciting trivia about walking has come to the right place. We’ve assembled some of the best facts on this subject that we could find. We would like to now present them to everyone who loves walking and/or trivia about walking.

  • The U.S. walks the least of any industrialized nation. The average American only walks 5,000 steps a day.
  • The average Australian walks 9,600+ steps a day, while the average Japanese walks 7,100+ steps.
  • It would take almost 2 hours to burn off the calories of a Big Mac simply by walking.
  • People who want to lose weight should take 10,000+ steps a day.
  • People who just want to improve their health should walk 6,000+ steps a day.
  • A 20-minute walk is about 2,000 steps.
  • It takes about 200 steps to cover the average city block.

Observing Take a Walk Outdoors Day

If today is Take a Walk Outdoors Day, we only have one question for you. Why are you still sitting here reading this holiday article? Immediately get up from your phone, tablet, or PC and head outdoors.

It doesn’t have to be a very long walk; even a 20-minute walk can do wonders for a person’s health. But before you head out, don’t forget to use the hashtag #TakeAWalkOutdoorsDay to spread the word about this holiday to everyone on the Internet and to encourage your fellow denizens of the Internet to get some exercise.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 20 Saturday
Next year (2025)
January 20 Monday
Last year (2023)
January 20 Friday
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