Walk to work day

Date: 10 August 2022

Walk to Work Day supporting Diabetes Australia will be held on Friday, 2 September 2022.

Diabetes is one of the major challenges confronting Australia’s health system and is a major cause of heart and kidney disease, limb amputation, vision loss and severe COVID-19.

There are 1.5 million Australians diagnosed with diabetes and another 500,000 living with silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. In addition, more than 120,000 people have been diagnosed with all types of diabetes in the past 12 months. Diabetes costs the economy more than $17.6 billion a year.

Walk to Work Day supporting Diabetes Australia encourages employees and employers to build regular walking into their daily routines.

With millions of Australians living with all types of diabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes, there has never been a better time to get walking, and start on the path to a healthier personal amnd work life.

Celebrating its 22nd year, the annual event encourages workplaces to walk to and from work, take a walk at lunchtime, and use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.

Walk to Work Day is an initiative by the Australian Pedestrian Council, which is a not-for-profit organisation.

Contact: The Guild
Phone: 13GUILD

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