On Friday 2 October, the Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on all workers to leave their cars at home and walk to work for better health and cleaner air.
Walking is a great way to increase energy and fitness and get your brain and body working for the day ahead. Strapping on your sneakers for the daily commute will also reduce the number of cars on our roads and help cut dangerous emissions.
If you live too far away from work to walk all the way, why not consider combining a walk with public transport, or even just parking the car a few blocks further away from the front door.
This event is not a commercial or fundraising activity – it is purely designed to encourage workers to be more active in their daily lives to create a fitter, healthier community. Traditionally, Canberra lags behind the other capitals in the number of people who strap on their sneakers for the day, so this year we want to show them that we can step it up getting a record number of local organisations on board. For more information, or to register your company for Walk to Work Day 2009, visit www.walk.com.au
Be a ‘walking class hero’ this Friday October 2 and hit the streets for national Walk to Work Day!