Southampton Work Walk gets staff moving

Work WalkInterim Chief Executive Richard Crouch and more than 100 council staff participated in a brisk 10-minute walk through our central city parks at 1pm on Wednesday 18 July, to support a national campaign promoting workplace and health and wellbeing.

The Southampton Work Walk is part of One You's Active 10, a national effort to encourage adults to be more physically active, starting with 10-minute daily routines.

Cllr David Shields, Cabinet Member for Health and Community Safety, said: "Too often, we work through lunchtime at our desks. It only take 10 minutes from your lunch for a quick walk around our lovely city centre parks, and it provides so many health benefits."

"A regular 10-minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood. It can help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure. You can walk around the park with a colleague and start a walking club in your office. Walking groups can also be great ways to make new friends."

Download the NHS Active 10 walking app from their website and start tracking your progress.

Learn more about getting active in Southampton on the Southampton Healthy Living website.