“You’ve got to get to work somehow, so why not walk – at least part of the way? As they say, ‘you don’t have to take exercise seriously, just regularly’. This is why Stockland staff members will not only participate in Walk to Work Day but celebrate afterwards as well, with a Healthy Breakfast reception on Friday 6 October,” said Siobhan Toohill, Group
Walk to Work Day encourages all Australians to develop regular walking habits and aims for better health, cleaner air, less traffic and increased use of public transport. Organisations across
According to Professor Adrian Bauman, creator of GutBusters and Head of the University of Sydney’s Epidemiology Unit, if an additional 10% of Australians walked regularly, even by as little as to-and-from the bus stop each day, it would significantly increase our productivity and overall well-being. It would save more than a thousand lives every year from heart disease alone.
Pedestrian Council of
“In 2006, we are calling on Australian businesses to do their part by rewarding ‘walking class heroes’ with a healthy breakfast on Walk to Work Day, Friday 6 October,” Mr Scruby says.
Ms Toohill says Walk to Work Day is the perfect catalyst for starting a long- term health plan.
“Walking is cheap, it’s easy and I can do it whenever I like. It costs nothing but a pair of good walking shoes, which is cheaper than a gym membership and I’ll get to enjoy the outdoors in springtime! I really can’t wait!” Ms Toohill says.
The ninth national Walk to Work Day is on Friday, 6 October. Companies, businesses, councils and government agencies are encouraged to host Walk to Work Day Healthy Breakfasts. To find out how to organise your own Walk to Work Day Healthy Breakfast, contact
Walk to Work Day is an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of