Whether you are walking at work or walking from home – we have something for you.
How we work has changed drastically since the pandemic. Many of us still travel to the office, but working hours (and locations) are now a lot more flexible for employers.
This page is for you if you've returned to your workplace, are continuing to work from home or are doing both – and it's for anyone who wants to get a bit more active.
Just taking a 20-minute walk on your lunch break can have fantastic health benefits, helping to stave off chronic conditions like heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes.
WALKING WORKS IS OUR PROGRAMME FOR EMBEDDING THE CULTURE OF WALKING INTO WORKPLACES.
Workplaces across the country are taking steps to be more active, more productive, healthier and happier – join them!
ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER?
We have years of experience working with workplaces to increase walking amongst employees.
Demonstrate your commitment to your staff’s health and wellbeing by investing in walking activities that will make them feel valued and proud of their workplace. Our Walking Works staff challenges offer you the opportunity to bring colleagues together, promote workplace wellbeing and inspire positive culture change.
WALKING WORKS FEATURES THREE KEY OFFERS:
Weekly walking challenges tailored to your business’ goals; whether that’s promoting physical activity, supporting mental health, boosting morale, or promoting staff cohesion. All you need to do is select your overall goal, the duration (number of weeks) and the level of difficulty of your challenge, and we’ll do the rest!
Walk Champion training
Equips staff with tools and expertise to inspire colleagues to embrace workplace wellbeing through walking. We will also support participants to design an action plan for your workplace, meaning they will leave the training with a completely bespoke programme of ‘staff activation’ walking activities for the year.
Walking Works Award
Provides a framework to get walking embedded in and around the working day of your business. Complete an action plan for assessment by Living Streets and undertake a series of interventions to gain your award and show commitment to your staff and community stakeholders.
THE BENEFITS OF WALKING WORKS:
Boost morale and job satisfaction
Demonstrating that you care about staff health and wellbeing by investing in walking activities will make them feel valued and proud of their workplace.
Improve staff performance
Regular exercise causes an overall work performance boost of about 15%.
Promote physical and mental health
Walking helps prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Being engaged in meaningful activities at work is an important part of good mental health.
Walking schemes can reduce the amount of sick days taken by staff, leading to lower absenteeism costs for the business.
Enhance corporate image
Increased walking rates can also help towards ISO 14001 and 2600 targets; reducing the need for cars is better for both the environment and the employees’ health.
Return on investment
A highly engaged workforce can improve operating income by 19.2%.
ARE YOU AN EMPLOYEE?
Become a walk champion for your workplace.
Sign up for online, interactive, CPD accredited training is designed to give you the tools to become a Workplace Walk Champion in your organisation. Training session lasts two hours and will equip you to inspire and encourage colleagues to embrace workplace wellbeing through walking, whether this is from a work location or from home. You will leave the training with a completely bespoke action plan of walking activities designed to encourage everyone to walk more.