Did you know the average office worker only walks around 3,000 steps a day? Well under the recommended daily average of 10,000 steps.
Get together with your colleagues and sign up to Walk for Autism and take the first step towards a healthier, more energetic and connected workplace. Not only will you make a difference, you will also change the lives of autistic people – one step at a time.
Research indicates that increased physical activity at work can reduce stress, absenteeism, lead to happier, healthier, more satisfied staff and improved productivity.
Walk for Autism is an easy, fun and rewarding way to boost staff activity levels, enjoy a more energetic workplace and meet corporate social responsibility goals.
Because it is a virtual event, you and your colleagues can decide on the location and time you want to walk during the 8 day campaign. This means everyone can take part – no matter their location, lifestyle or schedule (so there can be no excuses!).
You may find a 15 minute lunchtime walk does the trick but for all those drivers out there, it may be a bit more challenging.
What about inviting your customers and clients to join your team? Or maybe they can sponsor you?
Which department will raise the most money? A bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone!
Getting your workplace involved is easy:
- Decide how many Teams you want to sign-up
- Nominate a Team Leader(s) to create the team(s)
- Decide who will be in each team
- Invite staff to set-up their personal fundraising page and join their team.
- Each member of staff who registers online will recieve a Walk for Autism Welcome Pack which includes a T-shirt and pedometer.
- Set your fundraising target
- Get everyone together, wear your T-shirts with pride and get walking!
Benefits of taking part in Walk for Autism
Easy and rewarding team building activity
Encourage staff to work together
Create a fun environment
Promote social connections
Happier and more motivated staff
Taking part in Walk for Autism shows how much your workplace cares about autism.
Improve health and wellbeing
Aids relaxation and clears the mind
Improves confidence and mood
Helps manage weight
Provides a sense of achievement and satisfaction
Promotes healthier blood pressure
Builds stronger bones and muscles
Taking part in Walk for Autism is good for you, good for your workplace and good for autistic people!