When is National Take a Walk in the Park Day?
National Take a Walk in the Park Day is March 30th.
What is National Take a Walk in the Park Day?
We keep ourselves so busy. Everyone needs a break now and then. National Take a Walk in the Park Day reminds us that a leisurely stroll through a park clears the mind and restores the body.
A daily walk does the body good. It strengthens your bones and improves your balance. It also lowers your body fat, which lowers your risk of heart disease or a stroke. Your heart and lungs will thank you.
Your mind will too. Parks support our mental health. They’re easy on the eyes and rarely have the chaotic quality of our busy street systems. An excursion through the park can massage out the day’s stress.
So whether it’s a morning constitutional or a post-lunch saunter, get out there, Tiger. It’ll be a walk in the park.
Fun facts about National Take a Walk in the Park Day!
- Your regular old pair of tennis shoes can endure 500 miles of walking.
- Americans like walking. It’s the most popular form of exercise in the U.S.
- At a leisurely pace, you can walk a mile in about 20 minutes or 2,000 steps.
- Another name for walking is ambulation, and the act of sleepwalking is somnambulation.
How to celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day:
- Hit the trails with a jaunt through the park. Walk your dog. Walk with friends. Join a walking club and make it social. A thirty-minute ramble is great, and less is fine, but the longer you go the better.
- Avoid blisters and shin splints by wearing a good pair of walking shoes—not flip flops. Running or casual shoes work fine for pavement trails, but you’ll want the running shoe’s support if the aim of your walk is fitness.
What’s the hashtag for National Take a Walk in the Park Day?
Post on social media with #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay.