As part of National Walking Month, the 11th – 15th May has marked Walk To Work Week – an opportunity for employees across the UK to make walking part of their daily commute. Everyone here at TPHQ has swapped their usual commute for a cheaper and healthier option this week, by travelling all or some of their journey to work on foot.
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. Physically active employees are also less likely to suffer from major health problems, less likely to take sickness leave and less likely to have an accident at work.
Even for those of us at the office that live too far away to walk to work, we have still been finding ways to make sure all of us can take part! We make sure that we go for a daily stroll from the office at lunchtime – which is made even better when the sun is shining bright along the seafront of course!
So with just a few days left of the week to go – we challenge you to step up and get walking – it’s easier than you think!