RAC staff leave the car at home

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

THEY might be known for car in­sur­ance, but RAC WA swapped wheels for sports shoes on Oc­to­ber 14.

To sup­port the fifthannual Walk Over Oc­to­ber and Ride2Work Day, 87 staff mem­bers ac­tively com­muted to work, re­ceived a free healthy break­fast, and went in a draw to win health and well­ness prizes.

Event or­gan­iser Ken­dell Ter­rell said RAC WA’s re­sponse to the Health­ier Work­place WA and Heart Foundation cam­paign had been over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive.

“We have been run­ning Walk Over Oc­to­ber for a few years now, and it re­ally helps en­cour­age and in­spire more staff mem­bers to walk and cy­cle to work each year, and con­tinue to well af­ter Oc­to­ber,” Ms Ter­rell said.

New end-of-trip fa­cil­i­ties were re­cently in­stalled at the RAC of­fice.

Heart Foundation WA car­dio­vas­cu­lar health di­rec­tor Trevor Shilton said walk­ing was a great way to fit ex­er­cise into the daily fam­ily rou­tine.

“More than 6.4 mil­lion Aus­tralians are do­ing less than the hour and a half of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity they need each week for good health,” he said.

Visit www.walkove­roc­to­ber. com.au.

RAC WA staff Kylie Zatella, Mark Dring, Sonje Tettey and Chris Holy­day.

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