Friday 8 November is National Walk to Work Day. All employers and employees are encouraged to start walking regularly to improve their health, prevent disease, improve mental health and enhance general well-being.

One of the best ways to improve your health is to build walking into your daily routine.

Everyone can get involved. You can register for free at and set up a fundraising page to support your favourite charity.

Plus there is a new smart phone app that tracks your walks.

So put your feet first and support the Walk to Work campaign.

How to participate in Walk to Work Day:

  • If you can't walk all the way, use public transport and get off the bus, train, tram or ferry a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to work.
  • If you need to drive, try to leave the car at least a kilometre from your destination and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take a walk at lunchtime for at least half an hour.
  • Where possible use the stairs rather than escalators or lifts.
  • If you sit a lot at work, walk around at least once every hour or get up to talk to a colleague instead of sending an email.
  • People can participate as Individuals or create a Team. Organisations may wish to support their employees' fund-raising efforts, or create Organisation/Company Teams.

    Download the Free App from the App store or Google Play. Search 'WTW'.

    Media Contact: Liza McNally 0413 273 233 or

    Interviews: Harold Scruby, Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia: 0418 110 011.

    For more information and registration details visit