||Now in its 13th year, the National Walk to Work Day, on Friday 28 September 2012, is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine.
Did you know that people who walk before and during work are generally healthier, more productive and creative and less likely to be absent or on sick-leave? Regular walking can also help to relieve feelings of depression or anxiety. And it improves our environment by reducing car dependency.
We are therefore asking all workers to put their Feet First and take part in the National Walk to Work Day on Friday 28 September 2012.
• If you can't walk all the way, use public transport and get off the bus, train, tram or ferry a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to work.
• If you must drive, leave the car at least a kilometre from your destination and walk the rest of the way.
• Take a half-hour walk at lunchtime and where possible use the stairs.
• If you are required to sit a lot at work, get up and walk around at least once every hour.