The Gympie Times - Wednesday 14 September 2011

Get up and walk to work

FRIDAY is Cancer Council Walk to Work Day when all Australians in cluding those in the Gympie Region are encouraged walk all or part of the way to work to feel great, enhance productivity and reduce illness and absenteeis

Taking part is easy:

  • If you can't walk all the way, use public transport a few stops early and walk the rest of your journey
  • If you must drive, leave the car at least a kilometre from your destination and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take a half-hour walk at lunchtime and where possible, use the stairs.
  • If you are required to sit a lot at work, get up and walk around at least once every hour.

Registration is free and there are great prizes to be won when you register, including walking holidays in New Zealand and Tasmania.

Walk to Work Day will be raising funds for Cancer Council.

Upon registration, individuals and workplaces are given the opportunity to build a fundraising page where they can raise funds for Cancer Council just for walking to work tomorrow.

Visit for more information and to register your organisation as a Walking Workplace.
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