Steps raise aware­ness

Narrogin Observer - - News - Laura Gru­bisa

Di­a­betes Aus­tralia is host­ing its an­nual Walk to Work day to­mor­row in an ini­tia­tive which aims to help em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to build reg­u­lar walk­ing into their daily rou- tine. The event is now in its 19th year and raises funds for Di­a­betes Aus­tralia.

Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to walk to and from work if pos­si­ble, take a walk at lunchtime and use the stairs in­stead of es­ca­la­tors or el­e­va­tors, with the aim of walk­ing at least 1km dur­ing the day.

As well as be­ing a healthy ac­tiv­ity, reg­u­lar walk­ing re­duces the in­ci­dence of type 2 di­a­betes and pro­motes bet­ter phys­i­cal, men­tal and so­cial health.

Busi­nesses are also en­cour­aged to host a healthy break­fast for those tak­ing part in the Walk to Work day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to take part in the Walk to Work day or to make a do­na­tion, visit walk.com.au.

Walk to Work day is in its 19th year rais­ing funds for Di­a­betes Aus­tralia.

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