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Employers urged to sign up for 2015 Walk to Work Week

As today (Wednesday 5th November) is Stress Awareness Day, the charity says Walk to Work Week is an opportunity for people to try commuting on foot or to encourage those at work to head out for a stress busting lunchtime stroll or walking meeting. 

Last year, a YouGov survey commissioned by Living Streets found that 47% of office staff eat lunch at their desks four or more times a week and 43% don’t set foot outside for a 20-minute walk during the working day. 

Living Streets’ chief executive, Joe Irvin, said: ‘Walk to Work Week is a fantastic opportunity to incorporate walking into the working day. We know through our research that walkers are the happiest commuters. Many of us experience pressure in our working life and a walk can often clear our heads and put a spring in our step. Signing up for Walk to Work Week takes the benefits of walking further, offering challenges and building team spirit, hopefully paving the way to a healthier and happier workforce.’

Organisations participating last year included Zip Car UK, Transport for Greater Manchester and the Austrian National Tourist Board. 

Visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/walktoworkweek to find out how to register for Walk to Work Week 2015. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.