The One Ilfracombe Team will be taking part in the Active Devon

Let’s Walk – Workplace Walking Challenge, going to join us?

In the words of Active Devon, here’s what it is all about….

Devon’s biggest Workplace Walking Challenge, Let’s Walk, is returning in March this year, aiming to get teams across the County to think about their health at work and take a break from their computer screen.  

Whether sitting at the kitchen table or laptop on the knee, for many of us the new UK workplace is unrecognisable from 12 months ago.   With new demands on time, routines have changed. Work and home life has become a little blurred.   

The Let’s Walk Workplace Challenge gives you a fun motive and opportunity to support your colleagues during this time. The challenge will encourage your employees to move away from sitting in one place all day and support a healthier and happier team culture.  

The challenge is aimed at all workplaces, big or small, home or office based and is free to join. The aim is simply to walk and move more during the working day.  

Work teams can consist of 3 -10 people in each team, setting both team and individual goals – pledging to reach their target together and reaping the health rewards.    

Once you have registered to take part you will be provided with the resources that you and your teams will need to take part before the challenge starts.  

Walking and moving is a like wonder drug for our health and wellbeing, but it is also hugely important to businesses who want to encourage their teams to be more engaged, focused, and productive. Walking is shown to help with stress management and can encourage a happier and more mindful team, contributing to reduced sickness.  

The social benefits of endorsing a walking culture during the working day are well proven, with internal communications, staff morale and organisational creativity and problem-solving all hugely boosted as a result of teams walking and moving more together. Walking outdoors helps to value social spaces around us as well as having a huge impact on the environment – leaving the car at home can make a huge difference.  

We’d love your business to take part and encourage multiple teams to enter the challenge.  We will be with you all the way, providing you with resources, ideas and inspiration to recruit and motivate teams.    

Visit find out more and register a team. Teams will be able to let us know their goal, log their steps and time spent moving and will take their place on a leader board against all others taking part.    

We hope to hear from you soon and please do get in touch if you have any questions.  

Also, we wanted to let you about a free webinar that Active Devon will be hosting on Tuesday 16th February, on Workplace Wellbeing.

The webinar will provide information and advice on physical activity and wider wellbeing. The aim of the session is to help delegates understand how to build physical activity into the working day, as a practical way to improve wellbeing and support good mental health. Physical activity is also proven to improve employee concentration and productivity.

The Workplace Wellbeing Webinar is an informative session aimed at workplace Senior Leaders, Health and Wellbeing Leads, Wellbeing Champions or anyone passionate about improving workplace wellbeing in their workplace.

If this is not something that fits with your work, please could you forward this information on to the most appropriate person within your workplace.

For more information and to sign-up to the webinar, please click here.