Walk to work
Many of us having busy lifestyles, gym membership or organised team sports don’t always appeal or fit into our schedules. Walking to work, or at lunchtime, is an easy and enjoyable way to get your recommended 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
Physical activity can reduce many health risks:
- Heart disease (about as much as not smoking)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Mental health problems
In the workplace, research has shown that active employees take fewer days off sick, have improved productivity, morale and mental health, fewer industrial injuries and have lower staff turnover rates.
Walking to work does not always mean door to door, but it can actually be as simple as getting off the bus one stop earlier or parking further away.
It is not just the employees that gain, employers could benefit through:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Lower staff turnover rates
- Improved productivity and employee morale
- Lower healthcare costs
You can find more information about walking to work at visit Path for all