Walk your way to better health this Walk to Work Day

Residents across Oxfordshire are being encouraged to ditch the cars and walk to work for their sake of their health and the planet this Walk to Work Day (1 April).

Much like Walk to School Week, Walk to Work Day aims to get people up and active by taking extra time out of the day to walk, while taking time to think about their car use.

 Rosie Rowe, Oxfordshire County Council’s Head of Healthy Place Shaping said: “With petrol and diesel prices at the forefront, this is a great opportunity to change up the routine, ditch the cars for the day and walk to work.

 “Walking is a free and easy way to get more active, improve health and wellbeing, and even make a difference to the planet’s health by reducing your carbon footprint. A brisk walk can help to build stamina and improve our heart health. It can have a calming impact, it can help us to de-stress, and improve our mental wellbeing.

 “If you have a long commute, you could even look at walking for a small part of the journey or making the most of the spring weather and going for a walk at lunchtime.”

Residents will also be able to record bonus points on Street Tag. Find out more about the Street Tag app by going to Oxfordshire County Council’s website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/streettag