BHF launches walking challenge

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched its Pedometer Challenge, a four-week team challenge that encourages employees to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

The Pedometer Challenge pack, which employers can order from the BHF, includes: a co-ordinator booklet, posters, editable desk drop letter and folder, editable weekly emails to send out to team captains, individual and team step count sheets, team captain booklet, progress chart, rules and safety tips, certificate and one pedometer.

Lisa Purcell, project manager for the BHF’s Health at Work programme, said: “Being glued to your desk all day can make it hard to deal with work stress.

“Getting away from work and taking a walk could help to lower stress levels, as well as being a great way to build physical activity into the working day.

“Many organisations feel the financial drain of workplace absence. Taking on the Pedometer Challenge will boost wellbeing and morale while promoting a healthy competitiveness in the workplace.”