April 7th National Walk To Work Day

Today is National Walk To Work Day. It was started by US Secretary of Health & Human Services, Thomas G. Thompson, back on April 2nd, 2004. (The celebration is the first Friday in April)  If you work as far away from work as I do, you’d better have started yesterday!

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There are a few rules about walking that you may want to pay attention to however. Like, don’t walk and read your cell phone at the same time. People have actually fallen off mountains doing that. Though how many mountains you cross going to work may take care of this issue. For the most part, just be reasonable while walking. Keep your head up and watch where you are going. Make sure you know the traffic rules and do not assume someone in a car is always going to stop.

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Soldiers do not have as many issues since they march (Walk) every day. It is sort of their job! So I guess you could say they walk to work everyday. In theory, one should walk at least 30 minutes a day, or take 10,000 steps, to stay healthy. (That means all at once, not over the course of the entire day!)

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Be friendly while walking, you never know what new friends you might make. However, should you find a group of Zombies you might want to quicken your pace. A Zombie walks a lot so don’t depend on wearing them out, you have to move faster than them. (Which isn’t really very hard to do.

How to celebrate – Walk to work today if you can. If you can’t walk to work, walk at lunch, 15 minutes one way and returning the other fifteen minutes. Make sure you wear the right shoes!

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