NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY
National Take A Walk In The Park Day on March 30th each year encourages us to stretch our legs on our favorite trail or at our neighborhood park. After a long busy day, a calming and therapeutic way to relax would be a nice, leisurely walk in the park.
Taking a walk at a local park is an excellent way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the day, re-energize, and at the same time, improve health.
During a walk, the opportunity to capture a beautiful photograph, compose an original poem, or have an uninterrupted conversation may arise. The chance to lose track of time and run into a familiar face could occur, too. When taking a walk in the park, all sorts of pleasant surprises could blossom.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay
- Go out for a walk in the park. Enjoy nature’s beauty and being outside.
- Are you staying indoors? As an alternative, you can still take a walk in a park. Take a virtual walking tour. Stand up and walk along the Swiss Alps or just about anywhere in the world.
- However, we suggest finding a trail somewhere and taking a hike in the fresh air.
- Once you return, unwind with this fun word search puzzle.
- Use #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to explore the origins of this outdoor holiday. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a walk and enjoy the fresh air!
Q. Which is better, walking indoors or outdoors?
A. Any exercise performed outdoors will reap more benefits than the same exercise performed indoors, including walking. Several factors contribute to these added benefits. First, when it comes to walking especially, you can just walk right out the door. There’s no need to get in the car, drive to the gym, get out of the car…you see where I’m going here. Other benefits include:
- Exposure to sunshine and vitamin D.
- Deep breaths of fresh air.
- It’s free! No gym membership or special equipment needed.
- Spending time outdoors improves mental wellness.
- It’s easier to workout with a friend.
Q. What do I do when I get to the park?
A. Many parks have paved trails that meander through the park. Walk the path once, twice, or as many times as you like! Some parks include play equipment for children and adults. These parks feature unique designs that allow visitors to experience a variety of exercise outdoors. Challenge yourself to pushups, situps, pullups, or climbing steps.