Promoted by Prevention magazine and further advocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2004, the first Friday in April is National Walk to Work Day. The day is intended to encourage Americans to use their commute times as a window to get in their exercise for the day and lessen our carbon footprint.
I’m lucky in that the part-time job I recently started is a 3-minute walk from my home but not everyone lives close enough to their jobs to walk. If you can’t walk to work, you can take other action:
- Walk or do some other aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes;
- Walk more when you can and take the stairs if you’re able;
- Ride your bike to work or on errands; or
- Combine errands when you can so less time is spent in your car.
Get out there, Sunshine!