Friday 8 November is National Walk to Work Day.
Whether you work in an office, hospital, shop, restaurant or on a building site, everyone can participate in National Walk to Work Day.
Walk advocate, Harold Scruby said: "No matter where your first appointment may be, or where you work, you can always build walking into your daily routine. If you can't walk all or part of the way to work, then take a walk at lunch time and always try to use the stairs. Try to get out of your chair at least once an hour and just walk around. They physical and mental health benefits are amazing."
"Car dependency has become one of the greatest impediments to good health. While it took human beings a million years to learn how to walk, it’s taken us fifty years to forget – the the consequences are obvious. We are rapidly becoming one of the fattest nations in the world."
"People who walk before or during work are generally healthier, more productive and less likely to be sick or absent. That's why employers should support and promote the Walk to Work campaign."
Registration is free and people and organisations may also choose to fundraise for their favourite charity. All individuals who register will go in the draw to win one of three Samsung Galaxy Tablets thanks to Telstra.
There is also a FREE WTW App that allows users to map, evaluate and verify their walks. Organisations can create scoreboards to show and compare the performance of participants who wish to "Take the Challenge". The App can be used for fund-raising.
For more information and registration details visit www.walk.com.au
Download the Free App from the App store or Google Play. Search 'WTW'.
Media Contact: Liza McNally 0413 273 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Contact: Harold Scruby 0418 110 011 or email@example.com
NEVER USE HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD. ALWAYS STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK.