NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY
In 2004, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy G. Thompson, declared the first Friday of each April to be celebrated as National Walk to Work Day. This day, was created to encourage Americans, where ever possible, to walk to work. If it is not possible to work to work, you are encouraged to walk 30 minutes at a time that is convenient for you.
Benefits of regular, brisk walking:
- Improve confidence
- More stamina
- Better energy
- Weight control
- Longer life expectancy
- Reduced stress
- Lifted spirits
- Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer and osteoporosis.
- Improved memory skills
- Improved learning ablility
- Improved concentration
Using the correct walking posture, sustained walking sessions of 30 to 60 minutes per day, five days a week can reduce health risks and have various overall health benefits, such as reducing the chances of :
- type 2 diabetes
- heart disease
The benefits of walking for mental and physical health is recognized and encouraged by the government.
- Coming up on the third Friday in May – National Bike to Work Day
NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY HISTORY
Declared by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy G. Thompson, National Walk to Work Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was first celebrated in 2004. National Walk to Work Day is promoted by Prevention Magazine, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
NATIONAL HUG A NEWSMAN DAY
April 4th is National Hug a Newsman Day. Each year this day gives everyone the opportunity to say thank you, and if possible, a hug to their local newsperson.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that the word “newsman” dates back to 1596. They have been working hard for many years to bring us the news from around the world.
A few of the well-known newpersons include:
- Tom Brokaw
- Barbara Walters
- David Brinkley
- Katie Couric
- Walter Cronkite
- Peter Jennings
- Barbara Walters
NATIONAL HUG A NEWSMAN DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Hug A Newsman Day, an “unofficial” national Holiday.
NATIONAL CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DAY
Annually celebrated on April 4, it is National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day. This day is all about a special dish combining chicken, ham and cheese.
The French term Cordon Bleu is translated as “Blue Ribbon”.
“Cordon bleu is a breaded cutlet dish of meat (traditionally veal, but pork or chicken are common) pounded thin and wrapped around a slice of ham (or prosciutto) and a slice of cheese (such as Swiss), breaded, and then pan fried or baked.” (Wikipedia)
A 1967 issue of The New York Times had the earliest reference to “Chicken Cordon Bleu” however there were very similar recipes found, dating back to 1955, that included veal.
Enjoy a delicious meal of Chicken Cordon Bleu today! Maybe you would like to try one of the following “tried and true” recipes we have provided for you:
NATIONAL CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.