Step by Step: Walk to Work Day
Friday 5th April marks Walk to Work Day, when working professionals are encouraged to become walking commuters for the day. At Xercise4Less, we are challenging our staff to spend at least 30 minutes walking to work on 5th April.
Together we hope to get more people embarking on an active journey to their workplace, with just 11% of the UK’s working population believed to walk to work daily at present.1
And yet, there are so many health benefits associated with walking between 30 minutes and 1 hour a day. These include a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. For those of us with sedentary jobs, walking to work serves to counteract the hours of inactivity we’re having at our desks.
How can I get involved?
- Easy! Where possible, incorporate some walking into at least part of your journey to work.
- If public transport is your typical route into the office, you could walk one stop further before getting on. Alternatively, why not get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way?
- If you drive, how about parking further away so you can benefit from walking the remaining distance to work?
1 National Travel Survey