Five ways to encourage employees to walk to work

21/07/2023
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Five ways to encourage employees to walk to work

There are significant health benefits associated with encouraging employees to walk to work, even if they work from home. Employers should help them overcome perceived barriers and collectively become less sedentary this National Walking Month (May), writes Claire Glynn.

A daily walk can prevent one in 10 premature deaths by reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by 17% and cancer by 7%. That’s according to new research from the University of Cambridge, which found that just 11 minutes of exercise a day has profound benefits.

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