Whether working at home or at the office, this Walk to Work Day, why not start a new healthy habit by building some regular walking into your work day.
Regular walking is great for yourself, your workplace and your community.
Why walk? Regular walking can improve energy levels, mood and sleep. It lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and is also a plus for your mental health.
Busy mother of five and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) employee, Karen McCavana, from the Centre for Population Health, finds regular walking during her work day is one important way she can stay active.
“I park my car a few streets away and walk the rest of the way to work. I also make time for a quick walk around the new beautifully landscaped paths on the Cumberland Hospital campus during lunchtime,” said Karen.
When we are all in the office, my team likes to replace some meetings with a walking meeting. After so much time in online meetings, it’s so lovely to head outside and a great opportunity to connect as a team.”Karen McCavana
Walking is the easiest way to be more active at work because you can build it into each day.
Try one of these tips for busy people today:
“If you’re new to walking, start slowly and walk for a little longer as it becomes easier. Now is a great time to put some spring into your step by building walking into your daily routine,” said Dr Shopna Bag, Acting Director, Centre for Population Health.