Dorset Employees Encouraged To Walk To Work
8:39am 8th May 2014
How are you getting to work this morning? Because next week is your chance to pound the pavements and start walking!
Monday (12th May) marks the start of Living Street's National Walk to Work week supported by Dorset County Council.
Walking is good for your waistline and it eases congestion - some experts even say it makes for a happier workforce.
80,000 walking miles was clocked up by UK workers during the special week last year.
Dorset County Council Cabinet member for environment and the economy Peter Finney said walking as part of the daily commute has many benefits;
"Walking just 20 minutes a day can help you lose a few pounds from your waistline, save a few pounds in your pocket and reduce your stress levels.
"Dorset benefits from many traffic-free routes so people can walk and cycle to work safely."
Workplaces and individual employees can register for Walk to Work Week, from May 12-16, log their walks, compete with colleagues, check out the CO2 saved and see how many calories they've walked off. Last year workplaces around the UK logged more than 80,000 miles for Walk to Work Week.
To register for Walk to Work Week visit http://www.walktoworkweek.org.uk/