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Scheduling a walking group into your working week is a great way to increase your daily physical activity and stay motivated to move. Walking groups are easy to start and have benefits for you and your organisation.
The Case for Starting a walking group
From improved health to greater productivity the simple walking group is a great way to get moving at work. Research has shown that walking groups have wide-ranging health benefits including reducing body fat, blood pressure, risk of depression and total cholesterol. For workers, the improvement in health may result in reduced sick leave and increased productivity.
How to start a walking group at work
People and employers like walking groups. Apart from a comfortable pair of shoes there’s no need for special clothes or fancy equipment. Follow these simple steps to get one started at your workplace:
1. Float the idea
2. Get prepared
3. Gather your crowd