National Walking Month

Get away from your desk this lunch time and take a walk! May is National Walking Month and charity Living Streets’ are encouraging the nation to get active and try to walk at least 20 minutes a day.skip-a-stop-and-walk-orange-logo

Check out the National Walking Month website for some great tips to help you fit walking into your working day.  Here are a few to get you started!

Walk to or from work   You might not be able to walk the whole way but you can skip a bus stop or get off the tube a few stops early to add in your 20 mins walking. Check out TFL’s handy tube map with walking times between tube stations.

Try a walking meeting   Get some fresh air and a change of scenery, boost your energy and productivity. We’ve seen some sunny days this month, so take advantage!

Pledge to ‘Try20’  It’s not too late to join thousands of others who have pledged to try and walk more this May (and hopefully continue to do so!). Living Streets are offering free tips and advice to those who make the pledge.

Find out more about National Walking Month, visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/nwm

 

Walk to Work Week

Get walking this week (and every week!) 

Walk to Work Week is a great campaign organised by National charity, Living Streets. The charity are urging employees across the UK to make walking part of their commute.

Walking for just half an hour each day can transform your fitness levels, reduce stress, and vastly improve your concentration levels for the day ahead. With stress being the biggest cause of work place absence, a walk to and from work or a lunchtime stroll can make all the difference to employee wellbeing.

Living Streets Chief Executive, Joe Irvin says: “Walking part of the way to work is a great way of incorporating exercise into your day.  Doing it on the way to work or even going for a walk during lunchtime can help to improve productivity and has proven benefits to mental and physical health.” 

It’s so easy to incorporate walking into your daily commute and even just getting off the tube a stop or two earlier and walking the rest of the way makes a different… So no excuses!

Check out the Living Streets Walk to Work Week website for more information.
There’s lots of free resources, tips and you can log your steps and miles walked.
Why not get some healthy competition going in your office and set up a workplace challenge? A great way to  motivate your colleagues too.

www.walktoworkweek.org.uk