- Finding it hard to get to the gym, training for a marathon or a fun run?
- Fed up with petrol prices?
- Live within a few miles of work or with access to public transport?
Have you tried walking or running to work?
Walking is free and it’s a great way to stay healthy and makes you feel good too.
Half an hour of daily exercise, such as walking, can reduce by half your risk of heart disease. A brisk 20 minute walk (roughly one mile) burns around 100 calories. If you find it hard fitting 30 minutes of physical activity into your already crowded schedule, walking to work could be your first step towards a new routine.
We also organise monthly social walks over lunchtime which can be done in around an hour and also happen to take in aspects of local interest and history which you may not otherwise be aware of right on our doorstep. See the Walks on the Wild-side page for details of past and future walks.
Did you know…
12% of respondents to the Adastral Park travel survey live within two miles of the site; approximately a 40 minute walk – what an excellent opportunity to walk to work and do some exercise at the same time.
At least one person on site regularly walks 7.5 miles each way from home to work (and back again).
Keep track of your steps for four weeks and watch the calories burn and your carbon footprint decrease. Try taking a walk during your lunch break, take the stairs instead of the lift, or get off the bus a stop or two early when travelling.
If you want to walk around the perimeter of the site, it will take you about half an hour to complete the circuit.
Why not try a walking meeting rather than being cooped up inside. Walking helps to shift your energy, change the scenery and become more creative whilst buring calories. Or, try taking a break from the screen by visiting your colleagues at their desks instead of sending an email.
Further Walk to Work information and details to set up your own Walkers Action Group is available: www.walkingworks.org.uk
The walking route planner that helps you get around town on foot: www.walkit.com
Ramblers Association: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/walking/getwalking/
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