Rotherham staff urged to walk to work

By Admin | 26/04/2010 0 comments

Rotherham staff urged to walk to work

HEALTH experts are encouraging people in Rotherham to take part in a national walk to work scheme this week.

The Walking Works campaign run by the charity Living Streets is taking place all this week and aims to improve people's health and well being by incorporating more walking in to their daily routines.

Staff at NHS Rotherham are encouraging employees and the general public to walk more as part of their commute and working day.

Catherine Blakemore, health promotion specialist said, "Promoting walking in the workplace will help local businesses to improve their staff health and well-being, as well as reducing their organisation's carbon footprint.

“Walking doesn't need to feel like exercise and you can easily make it part of your daily routine.

“The recommended number of steps is 10,000 a day which is a big target for some but there are a number of ways to gradually increase your steps, such as if you live near to work, walk instead of taking the car or using public transport, or if you use the bus you could get off one stop earlier and walk.

“Other ideas to increase your steps at work are to take a walk in your lunch break and take the stairs to meetings instead of using the lift."

For more information visit www.rotherham.nhs.uk.
 

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