(SPM Wire) National Walk to Work Day, celebrated the first Friday in April, is an excellent time to recommit to a healthy lifestyle.
Instead of revving up the engine of your car, consider lacing up your sneakers instead, and head to work using the power of your own two feet. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.
If you have never walked to work before, map the route first to ensure that it’s a safe walk every step of the way. If commuting by foot is impossible because of safety or mileage, make an effort to go for a walk at lunch or after work instead. Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator — the important part is to get active.
Editor’s Note: If you don’t have a FitBit or pedometer, 10,000 steps a day is recommended to be in super shape and aid with a healthier lifestyle. On average, 2000 steps is about a mile so walking 10,000 steps means walking about 5 miles.