Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is working in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council and the GBP BID to #GetMarlowMoving.
We’d like to offer your workplace the chance to take part in our free walking challenge, Put Your Feet to Work Week, and give you the opportunity to do something good for your employees’ health, the environment and the Marlow community.
Sign up to Put Your Feet to Work Week (Monday 16th to Friday 20th January) by e-mailing Amy.Moore@livingstreets.org.uk and receive your free pack.
The aim of the game is to increase the number of minutes walked each day. Employees can walk all or part of the way to work, by leaving the car at home, parking further away or getting off the bus a stop earlier. They can take a walk at lunchtime, count their steps around the office and take the stairs instead of the lift.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
There is the chance to win £50 worth of high street vouchers for completing the challenge. All postcard entries will go in to a random prize draw to win the £50
Prize aside, for some of you it’s likely that a big part of your working day involves sitting at a computer. But did you know that research suggests remaining seated for too long is bad for your health, regardless of how much exercise you do? Prolonged sitting is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat. Increasing the amount of physical activity throughout your day is hugely beneficial for lots of reasons:
Save money on petrol and bus fare
Clear your head of work time stresses
Avoid rush hour congestion and the dreaded parking space search
Become healthier, more energised and increase productivity at work
Discover hidden treasures in your local area
Spend added quality time with colleagues, friends and family
Less driving reduces pollution and carbon emissions
Burn off roughly 100 calories every mile you walk
Walking reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes
Walking releases endorphins which improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety
We hope you will sign your workplace up and enjoy the many benefits that this simple act brings. Happy walking!
Project Coordinator, BuckinghamshireBack