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Step Count Challenge encourages Scottish workforce to walk more

Paths for All, Scotland’s walking charity, is urging people to get involved in its Autumn Step Count Challenge, in a bid to get the nation’s workforce to incorporate walking habits into their daily routines

The four-week challenge starts on 29th October and encourages Scottish workplaces to walk more.

Take the stairs instead of taking the lift

Ian Findlay, Chief Officer at Paths for All, said: “For a healthy lifestyle, walking should be part of everyday life – and this means incorporating it into our daily working routines. Walking to work, walking on your lunch break or even just taking the stairs instead of the lift can all have a huge impact.”

Teams of five are invited to measure their daily steps with a pedometer, activity tracker or app, with the aim of improving their total count each week. Teams can track and compare their progress on the leaderboards.

Findlay said: “Individuals are set manageable goals, with weekly targets being gradually increased. Steadily introducing walking into your everyday routine should make it easier to make this important change.

“The Step Count Challenge is a fun opportunity for workplaces to get more active, with lots of competitions and prizes for those taking part happening throughout the four weeks.”

To find out more, visit www.stepcount.org.uk

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