People in South Australia are stepping up so strongly in support of national Walk to Work Day this year that it is already a record year.
The event is this Friday, 1 October, and more than 800 individuals and 80 workplaces around the State have already registered to take part - and registrations are still open for the free event.
Walking advocate Harold Scruby says: "Walking is good for your health and walking to work - or at work - makes you more productive and more creative. Research shows if you walk often, you're less likely to get ill."
National Walk to Work Day is designed to encourage organisations to support their employees and build regular walking into daily routines. There are two ways to get involved:By registering as a Walking Workplace
, organisations of all sizes will receive free information, support and ideas on how they can make walking work in their workplace.Individuals can show their support by Pledging to Put their Feet First
and walking more regularly. Those who register go in a draw to win one of two walking holidays (one in NZ and the other in Tasmania) thanks to Wotif.com and Wotflight.com or a free pair of Rockport shoes worth $200.
Visit walk.com.au to register as a Walking Workplace or register as an individual to Pledge to Put your Feet First.