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TV personality, Carol Vorderman, has kick-started a nationwide campaign to get UK workers more active in their lunch breaks

The ‘Walking Lunch’ campaign run by Westfield Health, encourages workers to have a short 20 minute walk as part of their day to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Carol, who tries to walk every day to keep fit and stay in shape, said she is thrilled to be ambassador for the campaign: “I absolutely love walking, it’s my favourite form of exercise. The great thing about walking is you can do it anytime, anywhere, it’s free, you get fresh air, and you don’t need to remember your gym kit. Having a ‘Walking Lunch’ is a great idea as we can all find time for a 20 minute stroll at some point in our day. Walking is fantastic, it’s a lovely pace, you can have a look around and chat with friends while you exercise. I love to walk with a bit of Dolly Parton on as my soundtrack.”

“When I am at home in Bristol, I walk six or seven miles a day, around the Harbourside and up all the little streets to explore new places. I don’t really like gyms, walking is my thing, it keeps me in shape and I notice the difference when I haven’t been for a walk. Having a ‘Walking Lunch’ is such a simple idea and I urge everyone to get walking this May and sign up for the campaign.” 

A recent survey of 2000 British employees by Westfield Health revealed that almost 60% of people spent most of their day sitting down and over half of us walk for less than 20 minutes in total on an average day.

Sign up for the campaign now by visiting walkinglunch.westfieldhealth.com and you’ll be sent a free ‘Walking Lunch’ Pedometer. During May get walking and enter the number of steps you walk each day on the website. You could win a FitBit watch if you’re the individual who walks the furthest during May, and the team who walks the most steps will win £1000 towards something to improve the health and well-being of their workplace.

 


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