With workplace walking, everyone wins! Here are the benefits of walking at work.
There’s been quite a bit of news lately about just how detrimental sitting is for our bodies. Sedentary lifestyles – promoted by spending 8 hours a day at a desk – are taking their toll on us. There’s hope, though! Combating these health hazards is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Let’s take a look at the benefits of walking at work.
For starters, it’s a free way to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Employees who walk won’t just be healthier, they’ll feel it in the form of increased energy. A walking meeting, 10-minute break walk, or lunchtime stroll gets your body out of the seated position and can also bring your mind out of a slump. Walking has been shown to help employees reduce stress levels.
Walking isn’t just great for individual employees, either. Giving your team the freedom to walk during meetings and breaks gives them the chance to refresh so they come back to work ready to tackle tasks. Not only will you get increased productivity, but encouraging walking can help reduce turnover, too!
You get all of these benefits for no additional cost, and employees won’t even need to take time to shower after this type of exercise! Still not convinced it’s worth giving up a few minutes of the workday to encourage employees to walk? The British Heart Foundation reports that employees who are physically active take 27 percent fewer sick days. What’s more, regular physical activity can improve work performance by as much as 15 percent!
The benefits of walking at work are clear.
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