Health Days 2024

Saudi Walking Day

Walking is one of the least expensive, simplest, and easiest physical activities, and does not require any special equipment or skills. It is also a way to improve physical fitness, maintain health, and reduce stress. But it is unfortunate that it did not get the appreciation it deserves, whether in terms of health, or its value as a means of transportation and entertainment. In the present era, we see that the more humanity develops, the less they practice it.
This sport can be practiced at any time and in any place, such as: parks, markets, public roads, the seashore, etc. This sport is not limited to a certain age, and even if a person is not able to exercise in general due to his health conditions; Walking will contribute to improving health and regaining activity, and it can be made as a part of the daily life.
While walking, all muscles of the body move, starting from the muscles of the feet, all the way to the muscles of the arms. Walking also increases blood flow to all organs of the body.

  • Promoting public health.
  • Spreading the culture of walking and increasing the number of walking practitioners.
  • Motivating walking with the participation of all segments of society in all regions of the Kingdom. To keep pace with the nation’s aspirations: towards a healthy body in an ambitious nation.

Walking every day, even for 30 minutes, gives the body many benefits, including:
  • Burning excess calories.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight and improving physical fitness.
  • Preventing chronic diseases, such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Helping reduce the level of harmful cholesterol in the body.
  • Promoting bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
  • Reducing anxiety or depression, improving mood.
  • Maintaining joint flexibility and muscle strength.
  •  Improving balance and blood flow in the body.
  • The faster, longer and more frequently you walk, the greater benefits you get.

Official Date:
  • Globally: March 5th, 2024.
  • Locally:  Shaaban 24th, 1445H.

Last Update : 31 January 2024 12:11 PM
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