Okay, so how many of you walked to work today? An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a walk a day can do so much more…
In 2004, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy G. Thompson, declared the first Friday of each April to be celebrated as National Walk to Work Day. This day, was created to encourage Americans, where ever possible, to walk to work. If it is not possible to work to work, you are encouraged to walk 30 minutes at a time that is convenient for you.
Benefits of regular, brisk walking:
◦Longer life expectancy
◦Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer and osteoporosis.
◦Improved memory skills
◦Improved learning ablility