5 reasons to walk on your lunch break

Posted on 03/08/2017

Walking is one of the easiest ways to stay active and healthy. Turn your lunchbreak into an hour of exploring by firing up the ViewRanger app and discovering routes around your office.

5 reasons to walk on your lunch break

1. Improve your productivity

Get moving to boost your circulation, giving you more energy for the afternoon - where we’re all known to start lagging as we get closer to 5pm! The break from your desk will make you feel refreshed and ready to go.

2. Help your heart

We all know that walking daily can improve your health, but how? Even just by walking 30 minutes a day, you’ll be reducing your body fat and naturally lowering your blood pressure. Regular exercise also ensures you get a proper night’s sleep so you’re ready for the day ahead.

5 reasons to walk on your lunch break

3. Be happier

Walking produces endorphins, helping to combat anxiety and stress. Walk with colleagues or friends to create a more sociable atmosphere. You could even suggest a ‘walking meeting’, getting everyone outside to brainstorm ideas.

4. Perfect your posture

Sitting down for long periods can have a negative impact on your posture, causing stiffness or joint pain. Walking will help you to stretch your muscles. Whole Living recommends shorter strides and engaging your core.

5 reasons to walk on your lunch break

5. Boost your ViewRanger Outdoor Challenge score
For extra motivation, join one of our Outdoor Walking Challenges. Choose from 250, 500, 1000 or 1500 miles to complete in 2017 – ViewRanger makes it easy to track and record your miles and place you on our leader board. It’s never too late to start – if you joined our 250-mile challenge today, you only need to walk 1.6 miles a day until the end of 2017!

 

Read the NHS’ guide to Walking for Health.

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