The results of a recent Work Positive survey highlighted that health promotion staff were keen to start a walk at work programme. Practising what they preach, they wanted to show how important physical activity is within the work day.
They launched their programme in summer to coincide with the Big Fit Walk national campaign. The walk took around 2,800 steps, taking around 30 minutes to complete. This is around a third of the total we should all aim to walk on a daily basis as 10,000 steps per day (equivalent to 8 kilometres/5 miles) is recommended for an active lifestyle.
Each staff member who registered received a pedometer pack which they could use to monitor their steps on ongoing basis.
To find out more about walks in your area or sign up for next year’s Big Fit Walk visit www.pathsforall.org.uk