An active workplace is a happy and healthy workplace.
Being physically active can dramatically improve your physical, mental and social health. A brisk 30 minute walk over 5 days a week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 20-35%, type 2 diabetes by 30-40% and some cancers by 20-30%. Studies suggest that a physically active workforce takes 27% fewer sick days per year.
Walk at work
Walking is the simplest activity to encourage and promote in the workplace. It fits easily in and around the working day. It’s free. No special equipment is required, and most people can take part. It can also improve mental health – regular walking can reduce your risk of depression and dementia by 20-30%, improve your sleep, and prevent and reduce anxiety and stress.
There are many ways to walk more during the working day. You can walk all or part of the way to work, organise a walking meeting with your colleagues, use a standing desk, take the stairs instead of the lift or head out for a lunchtime walk.
Our unique programmes for workplaces are designed to help you and your colleagues walk more at work.
Our Step Count Challenge is a fun, sociable way of encouraging teams of five to walk more by tracking and recording their daily step count.
Our Walk at Work and Workplace walk leader training courses
The Walk at Work Award
If you would like to find out more about getting your workplace active, contact our team today at firstname.lastname@example.org