Yes, it’s that time of year to dust off your walking boots (or wellies!) and make strides to walk to work. Get healthier and more active by taking part in Walk to Work Week. Following last year’s event:
- 57% of people felt that their overall level of walking had increased
- 49% walked some or all of their journey to work five days a week, compared with 27% before Walk to Work Week
- Half of people were 30 minutes or more physical activity on five or more days per week, compared with under a third before Walk to Work Week.
- They also told us that since taking part they feel fitter (45%), healthier (41%) and more active (39%).
There are four simple steps you can take get involved:
- Register with the Living Streets enhanced website and start logging your walk to work distance.
Prize draw for those who register and book your steps online – don’t forget to add BT Adastral Park as your workplace too.
- Join us for a social lunchtime walk on the wild-side on Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th or Friday 18th May to help you build up your muscles as well as your miles – leaving reception @12:15 prompt for a 2-3 mile stroll.
I have a few free gifts to hand out for those who join these walks courtesy of SCC Fresh Ways to Work whilst stocks last.
- Walk some or all of your journey to/from work, hold a walking meeting or take some of the W2WW challenges including the Suffolk Challenge
- Tell us your walking story…
The Adastral Park travel plan manager, Andrew Cassy, will be walking to work again on Thursday 17 May, despite saying ‘never again’ after he first did this! His journey will be 13 miles from the coast, through Rendelsham Forest, across Bromeswell Marsh, along the Deben river wall from Melton railway station through to Martlesham Creek, and up through the woods to site. There will be a re-fueling stop at the Caravan Cafe on the quayside in Woodbridge (behind the station) before setting off on the final leg. If you are en-route and wish to join him please do so – see google map with estimated timings.