Central - Sunday 19 September 2010

Now in its 12th year, National Walk to Work Day steps out again on Friday, October 1, with its “Walking Works” campaign.

Registered businesses will receive free information and ideas on how they can make walking work in their workplace.

Pedestrian Council chairman Harold Scruby said Australian businesses needed to keep up with the rest of the world.

“Many Australian companies are spending thousands of dollars on corporate training and motivation programs, and yet relatively little on physical activity,” he said.

It is estimated that 16,178 Australians die prematurely each year because of lack of physical activity.

You can register at walk.com.au. Individuals who register go into a draw to win one of two walking holidays thanks to wotif.com, or a free pair of Rockport shoes.

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