National Walking Day – A day to get moving and walk. This day is now called Move More Day! This day is part of the American Heart Association to help get people up and moving and walking to good health.
National Walking Day / Move More Day
The point is walking your way to health, not running your way to health. Yes, Running is good for you, but start off slow. American Heart know says this day is called Move More, Live More. To help get people moving and living. In 2020, it is April 1.
Go for a walk with your friends, family or coworkers. A nice 30 minute walk will do great for you.
This day occurs the First Wednesday of April. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association. AHA started this day in 2007.
Did you know April is Physical Activity Month!
Present National Walking Days
- 2018 – April 4
- 2019 – April 3
Future National Walking Days
- 2021 – April 5
- 2022 – April 6
- 2023 – April 5
- 2024 – April 3
- 2025 – April 2
More About This Day
Adults are becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. About 80 percent of adults do not meet the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Adult (and childhood) obesity/overweight levels are high: about a third of U.S. children and 69 percent of adults are obese or overweight.
The good news is you can help by encouraging your community and company to take part in the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.
On the first Wednesday of April, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers on the right path to a healthier way of life.
Walking has many health benefits, which makes National Walking Day the ideal time to kick-start your physical activity routine. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity (such as brisk walking) per week, while kids should get 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
For more information visit www.heart.org.
First published April 2, 2018. Last updated or republished March 31, 2020.