Walk to Work Day: 'Any exercise helps', Anytime Fitness personal trainer says

Are you one of those people who always thinks about walking to work, but never gets around to it?

One step at a time: Anytime Fitness personal trainer Tim Rosenzweig urges everyone to set a fitness goal and work to achieve it. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

One step at a time: Anytime Fitness personal trainer Tim Rosenzweig urges everyone to set a fitness goal and work to achieve it. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

This Friday is the day to give it a go.

Walk to Work Day is an initiative of Diabetes Australia, intended to promote physical activity and reduce the incidence of type two diabetes.

The condition is inherited, but the risk may be reduced through exercise, healthy eating and weight loss.

Personal trainer Tim Rosenzweig encouraged everyone to get active.

“It’s good to just start, even if it’s something small: for instance, walking to work or walking a dog after work, or parking further away in a car park and walking the rest of the distance,” he said.

“Doing those incidental activities just improves your quality of life.

“When you get down the track in age, you don’t want to be stuck on the couch saying ‘I should have got into exercise 10 years ago’.”

And don’t be put off by petrichor, the smell of rain, on Friday morning; the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a 21-degree day with only a slight chance of showers.