Walking works wonders for businesses

Businesses across Scotland are being encouraged to get their staff walking more and sitting less with the help of our tailor-made challenges.

Walk at work

We're inviting organisations of all shapes and sizes to take part in a bespoke Step Count Challenge to keep their workforce active and connected to their colleagues as Scotland eases out of lockdown.

During May, over 4000 furloughed, key and home workers joined our special nationwide edition Step Count Challenge, with over 90 per cent of participants saying the motivation of the challenge helped them cope better with the Covid-19 restrictions.

Now, we're encouraging businesses to run in-house challenges so their staff can get active and stay connected with colleagues in a fun and interactive way whether working at home or in the office.

Ian Findlay CBE, Chief Officer at Paths for All said

Our special lockdown edition of the Step Count Challenge was one of our most successful, with over 930 teams from across Scotland taking part. The vast majority of participants reported feeling much better for it and are planning to continue being more active during the working day in their ‘new normal’.

Lockdown has reinvigorated many to get out and enjoy the outdoors – and surveys have shown that Scots have increased their walking during this unprecedented time more than any other part of the UK.

Our hope is that we can build on this success by working with even more organisations to create a workplace walking culture and hence a happier and healthier workforce.

Teams of five can take part in a bespoke Step Count Challenge. Participants have access to leader boards, goal setting and team chat to keep them motivated and connected.

Businesses can register a team of five for just £30 and can customise their challenges with tailored branding and personalised messaging.

For more information, visit the website or email walkatwork@pathsforall.org.uk

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