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Walk this May

We’re re-running the Step Up Challenge in May as part of wellbeing@work festival

The Dare Truth

Walking for wellbeing

Going for a walk is the easiest and cheapest way to work some exercise into your day.

As part of our wellbeing@work festival at SCFT, we are re-launching the Step Up Challenge to encourage everyone to walk a little more each day. You and your team can sign up at any point in May.

Spring into Step

What’s the challenge?

The challenge is easy – just pick one of three virtual routes to walk:

  1. Southdown’s Way
  2. Land’s End to John O Groats
  3. The entire UK Coast

You can walk alone, or as part of a team and once you’ve registered you have 12 weeks to complete your walk.

Every day add up your steps/miles walked and see how quickly they accumulate to cover the distance of your chosen route.

To register email hayleycarmichael@nhs.net and you will be sent a challenge toolkit to help you on your way.

You could even use this as the perfect excuse to take part in the #NHS1000miles campaign, to help us celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Why we love a walk

  • You can save £££’s on petrol, parking or public transport costs by getting there on foot instead.
  • The feel good factor of some fresh air and movement is hard to beat, set those endorphins free!
  • The air you breathe will be cleaner for one less car on the roads. And your carbon footprint will shrink with every step you take instead of driving.
  • Walking helps you stay fitter and healthier, combatting diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
  • Everyone is doing it, so you’ll meet people ; it could be the new social club.