The Challenge Blog






Meet the Researcher: Gemma

This week, we have teamed up with Gemma Ryde from the University of Stirling, who is researching the link between physical activity, productivity and stress in the workplace. “I am a researcher from the University of Stirling who has an interest in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and employee health and wellbeing. I am interested in […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 ways walking more could improve your health

Getting out for a lunchtime walk is a great excuse for a chat with your workmates and a chance to re-charge, but does walking more really improve your health? Here’s 8 ways walking more could benefit your health. 1) Being physically active reduces your risk of Type 2 Diabetes via GIPHY Active people have a […]



Challenge Partners

We have a number of partners supporting the Step Count Challenge. See how our partners can help.