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How to make walking more fun (even when it’s really not)

Autumn is often not the best time of year to try and motivate yourself to walk more. The nights are drawing in, the temperature drops, and it’s raining and windy more often than not. However, autumn is also the season of crisp woodland walks, watching leaves slowly turn shades of yellow, orange and gold, and […]

National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day  so we thought it’d be nice to post something on the subject of walking and writing. Walking is a subject that has long captured the imagination of poets and writers. Just think of Wordsworth’s wanderings in the Lake District or Virginia Woolf’s winter excursions through the streets of London in […]

Recharge your batteries, go for a lunchtime walk

Over the last few weeks, we’ve written about how walking more at work is a great excuse for a catch up with colleagues, good for your health, and good for reducing costs to business – however heading out for a lunchtime walk is also great for refreshing your thoughts and recharging your batteries. Last year, […]

5 reasons for businesses to encourage staff to walk more

1) During 2016/17, 25.7 million working days were lost due to work related ill health across the UK* 12.5 million working days lost were caused by stress, depression and anxiety, and 8.9 million working days lost were caused by musculoskeletal disorders. *Source: Health and Safety Executive 2) Going for a 30 minute walk on at least […]

Escape the desk for a walking meeting

Have you tried a walking meeting? via GIPHY Walking is a great way of boosting your focus and concentration, so combining your next meeting with a short walk could be a great way of sharing new ideas and moving more at the same time. You’d be in good company too – famous fans of the […]



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