The Fifth Anniversary of National “Walk to Work Day” will be observed on Friday, April 4.
This day is set aside to encourage Americans to turn their commute into exercise and healthy living opportunity by walking to work. Although many people may walk each day or more often, on this day workers are encouraged to walk instead of driving.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity among adults ages 20-74 has more than doubled between 1980 and 2004, climbing from 15 to almost 33 percent.
“Study after study reveals that moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day, reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, stress and depression,” said Oliver S. Foster, DPM.
“I encourage the public to consider walking on this day, whether it is to work or back, or even during a lunch break. The idea is to start moving,” he said.
Dr. Foster has served the Crenshaw community and greater Los Angeles area for decades from his office at 3756 Santa Rosalia Dr., Suite 302. Whenever possible, he speaks about the importance of healthy feet.
Foster is an active member of the California Podiatric Medical Association, where he has served as president and director. He has also held the position of president of the National Podiatric Medical Association, trustee of the California College of Podiatric Medicine and chaired the Podiatry Political Action Committee.
National “Walk to Work Day” is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA).