09 September 2010
With Walk to Work Day barely two weeks away on Friday, 1 October, South Australians are being urged to get behind the national event.
Rural organisations and individuals are already signing up with such diverse organisations as Bunnings Store at Mt Gambier, the Yorke Peninsula Division of General Practice at Kadina, Port Pirie Regional Health Service, and MP Ivan Venning’s electorate office in Tanunda, already registered as Walking Workplaces.
More than 35 employers across the State are already signed on and individual pledges are also rolling in with nearly 225 South Australians registered to walk extra kilometres.
PCA Chairman Harold Scruby says people who walk before and during work are healthier, more alert and productive in their jobs, and less likely to take sick leave.
The event is completely free and employers can gain health and other benefits for their workforce by registering with the Pedestrian Council of Australia as a Walking Workplace at www.walk.com.au.