Celebrate National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day, and the American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk.

The Advisory Committee to the Chancellor for Employee Health and Wellness (ACCEHW) encourages faculty and staff members to celebrate National Walking Day by taking a stroll, April 7. Due to the pandemic, the ACCEHW is not sponsoring group walks this year but encourages employees to walk on their own.

Take a selfie during your walk (or of the scenery during your walk) and email it to my-health@uncc.edu. Include the amount of time walked, too, so the ACCEHW can track participation.

Research shows that each hour of regular exercise can add roughly two hours to a person’s life expectancy. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week for adults.