Walking to good health
HATE being stuck at the desk?
South West Hospital and Health Service community nutritionist Rohan Ballon said Walk at Work Week from October 15–19 was a great opportunity for all South West residents to take the steps to a healthier life.
“Walk at Work Week is designed for everyone to celebrate and encourage walking in and around the workplace,” he said.
“If your work involves a lot of sitting, take a few minutes out each hour or so just to get up and walk around in the workplace.
“You will feel re-energised,” Mr Ballon said.
“If you don’t live far from work, try walking rather than taking the car.
“If you are too far to walk, what about parking the car a little further away than normal and walking for 10 minutes or so to get that last short distance to work.
“Or what about getting a group of your work colleagues together and going for a short walk at lunchtime?”
Mr Ballon said walking was suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and could be done just about anywhere.
It was also free. “Walking helps you to reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships,” Mr Ballon said.
“You also feel stronger and more energetic.”