What is National Walking Day?
National Walking Day falls on the first Wednesday of April each year. It was created in 2007 by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of their efforts to encourage people to live healthier, more active lives. This year, the AHA has designated April “Move More Month” and is kicking it off on–you guessed it–National Walking Day! The goal is to get individuals to commit to at least 30 minutes of walking today and to increase physical activity all month long.
How can you celebrate?
It’s easy, just make sure you get in a 30-minute walk today and find ways to be more active throughout the month of April! Here are some great ideas to get you up and moving:
- Skip the car and opt to walk, bike, or take public transit to work.
- Make your meeting a walking meeting and bring your coworkers along for the walk.
- Turn two 15-minute breaks at work into walking breaks will get you to that 30-minute goal. Or walk on your lunch break!
- Skip the TV and take the family for an after-dinner walk.
- Give your dog the extra exercise he craves and take him for a bonus 30-minute walk.
- Getting your friends together for a walk is a great way to be active and catch up!
- Take a group fitness class.
- The weather is getting nice, so head outdoors and take a hike.
- Indulge your competitive spirit and challenge your friends, family, or coworkers to a step or activity challenge!
How is Walker Tracker celebrating?
As walking enthusiasts, we are excited to celebrate National Walking Day and want YOU to join us! Today our staff will be making a point to get up and get moving, with everyone pledging to get in a 30-minute walk. We will be sharing pictures on our Instagram and Facebook pages using the hashtags #WalkerTracker #ThisIsHowIWalk #WeBeWalkin. Share a picture of you w alking today with the hashtags #WalkerTracker #ThisIsHowIWalk to be entered in to win some sweet Walker Tracker swag!
Walker Tracker will be celebrating all month long with specials for new programs that sign up in April. Click here for more details.