Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones has called on people across NSW to take the healthy option and walk to work on Friday November 13.

Walk to Work Day - which is now in its 17th year - raises money for Diabetes Australia by promoting regular walking as a healthy activity aimed at reducing the incidence of diabetes.

“Walking is a free and relatively easy way to improve your health and reduce your chance of developing chronic conditions like diabetes,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“It might be Friday the 13th, but there’s no reason to feel afraid of changing your routine a little to get in some extra exercise.

“One idea might be to hop off public transport earlier or park the car a bit further away from work so you can get a few extra minutes of walking into your day.”

“Australians are living longer and chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise so it is vital we make exercise and good nutrition a part of our daily lives.”

 “It’s the time of year we are all looking to shape up for summer and that can start by simply walking more.”

“Walking is such an easy thing to incorporate into your daily routine, so put on some comfy shoes, get out in the fresh air, and enjoy Walk to Work Day.”

Walk to Work Day provides a great opportunity to get active and raise awareness for Diabetes Australia.

To support and participate in Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day, all employers and employees can register at