Walk To Work Day

Unfortunately, most modern people don’t get the daily exercise that those in the past did. This is particularly true for those who work a sedentary office job and/or don’t have time to regularly hit the gym. 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, they could 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 walk more to improve not only their physical health but their mental health as well.

It didn’t take long for the 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 you have to do is 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