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Start walking now to raise funds for your favourite charity

FRASER Coast employers and employees are being encouraged to start walking regularly, to improve their health and well-being and raise funds for their favourite charity.

Pedestrian Council of Australia chairman Harold Scruby said Friday, November 8, was National Walk to Work Day.

"People who walk before or during work are generally healthier, more productive and less likely to be sick or absent," he said.

"That's why organisations should support and promote the WTW program."

Mr Scruby said it was easy to participate:

  • If you can't walk all the way, use public transport and get off the bus, train, tram or ferry a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to work
  • If you need to drive, try to leave the car at least a kilometre from your destination and walk the rest of the way
  • Take a walk at lunchtime for at least half an hour
  • Where possible use the stairs rather than escalators or lifts
  • If you sit a lot at work, walk around at least once every hour or get up to talk to a colleague instead of sending an email

He said people could participate as individuals or create a team and organisations could support their employees' fundraising efforts, or create company teams.

For more information and registration details visit www.walk.com.au.



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