Those boots are made for walking – so best feet forward for National Walk to Work Week (May 12-16).
You can keep fit, reduce your carbon footprint, and enjoy a bit of team bonding with a special workplace walking challenge. Taking part is free, but you can use the opportunity to raise money for charity if you want.
The week-long event is part of National Walking Month, organised by Living Streets, a national charity that stands up for pedestrians. Living Streets aims to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. The charity works with professionals and politicians to make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces.
The workplace challenge involves everyone in an office logging their walks on the Walk to Work Week website. There are great tools to calculate how many calories you’ve burned and how much carbon dioxide you’ve saved on behalf of the planet. You can view live totalisers and leaderboards to spur you on.
The competition can be run on an individual or team basis – the main thing is to get those walking shoes on!