On April 2, 2004, Tommy G. Thompson, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, declared the first ever “National Walk to Work Day”. It has continued to be observed on the first Friday of April every year since that time. This day was orchestrated to encourage people to get motivated, get moving, exercise and become psychically fit. The basic concept is to get everyone to walk at least 30 minutes on this day and encourage them to incorporate exercise into their daily lives.
The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, a national non-profit that has provided thousands of free donated vehicles to struggling families throughout the United States, would like to offer you the following list of benefits from just thirty minutes of walking per day:
- Improve your mindset and mood
- Prevent diabetes
- Promote weight loss
- Relieve stress
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Lower your risk of cancer
- Lower your risk of stroke
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower bad cholesterol
- Increase good cholesterol
The Original 1-800 Charity Cars, providers of reliable transportation to people in need since 1996, hopes that after reading the benefits listed above, everyone will take the time to honor this day and get out and walk if you can. Furthermore, that you will choose to be more active and strive to incorporate walking into your daily lives. If you are interested in making a positive change in your daily life, check out this article:5 Surefire Ways to Have a Great Day.