The Challenge Blog






Walk more, stress less

Being physically active is great for your mental health. There’s a 30% reduction in risk of depression and dementia for adults taking part in daily physical activity, and being active also improves self esteem, mood and sleep, and helps manage stress. We often hear great stories from people taking part in the Step Count Challenge […]

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 […]



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