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Walking to work

Staff and patients walking in the Atrium at QEHB

Walking to work can provide huge benefits to your health, it is mostly low-impact and most colleagues are able to comfortably walk.

Even if it is for part of the journey, walking can provide a convenient way to reduce your transport costs. This may be a walk instead of a car journey or a bus ride to your nearest train station, or a park and ride service.

Many colleagues find that walking onto the hospital sites provides a boost to their mental health too, and a restorative walk at the end of the day is always beneficial to wind down and relieve the tensions of the day.

What are the benefits of walking?

  • It is free
  • Increases energy levels
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • Does not require special equipment, permits, or venues
  • You can do it with a friend or colleague – it can be a good chance to de-stress and get things off your chest

Don't want to walk alone?

Using KINTO Join, you can find a walking partner among your colleagues to at the Trust.

Find someone new to talk to that is going your way, make a new connection, make a new friend and feel safer in numbers as you stroll into work or on the way home.

The Trust is currently working on introducing KINTO Join which will be available soon.

You may also use our official staff Facebook groups to find a walking partner, or find another walking group locally.

The Transport for West Midlands website gives advice on the best way to get walking.

Last reviewed: 09 March 2023