National Walk To Work Week - Put the spring back into your step

walk to work weekThis week is National Walk To Work Week. If you ever needed an excuse to get walking -it's here!

Walking is a great way to stay trim and helps keep your heart healthy. It saves on petrol and bus fares, and is better for our planet. It’s easy to fit some more walking in to your working week. Whether it’s making changes to how you travel to work, or getting out more at lunchtimes.

Walking is also a great form of exercise if you suffer from any respiratory illnesses including asthma, COPD or Emphysema

Between 14-18th May employees are encouraged to leave their cars at home and put national transport aside to get your blood pumping! Or if that's not suitable for you, you can make time at lunch or a break to take a wander. Take your colleagues along and enjoy it!

We're all sat at our desks long enough, so why not take the chance to stretch our legs, get fit and burn out the carbon footprint all in one go?

Many of the best writers including Charles Dickens and Wordsworth went on walks to get inspiration - obvioulsy this showed in the books they wrote!

And speaking of inspiration: 'Walking Works' asked musicians like Jack Johnson their favourite songs to walk to. Why not make up your own walking playlist and get listening on your stroll?

Once you're back in the office you'll really feel energised and realise that walk and work actually can go together!

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