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What To Do Today: Spring has Sprung for International Walk to Work Day

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Friday 6 April, we recommend that you make the most of the long-awaited sun and warm weather to walk to work for International Walk to Work Day…

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International Walk to Work Day

Regent's Canal digitaltemi Flickr 2014

Regent’s Canal digitaltemi Flickr 2014

The lovely spring weather has finally arrived, just in time for International Walk to Work Day. There’s no better reason to get moving and rack up your daily steps – FitFlop are encouraging participants to get involved and share the number of steps they’ve walked on social media using #WalktoWorkDay.

There are endless benefits to walking to work – not only does it mean you’ll burn calories before your morning muffin, but also it’s a way to get to know your city better and enjoy a different commute. Anything that doesn’t involve being trapped beneath armpits on the Victoria Line is fine by us…

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Man Walking in Countryside

A few facts courtesy of FitFlop to help you on your way:

  • Just 20 minutes of daily walking can reduce your risk of premature death by almost a third
  • According to research from Stanford University, walking boosts creative output by an average of 60 percent
  • Fewer cars on the road means less air pollution production
  • You’ll save money otherwise spent on transport
  • It’s a great way to get to know your local area – shops, green spaces, river walks

If you’ve already suffered the morning commute, how about walking home from work instead? It’s set to be sunny and warm all day, so you have the perfect excuse to get your tan on as you stroll into the weekend – and stopping by a few pubs on the way is certainly encouraged.


Colin Prior

We’ve rounded up the best and most beautiful running routes in Britain if you want to extend your fresh air intake into the weekend, bringing you the best scenery to run by, from Wordsworth spots to Hadrian’s Wall. And if you have time for a more leisurely stroll, April is the perfect time to go in search of bluebells – luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best gardens and woodlands to head to this season for walk or picnic among these mystical flowers of the fairy-world (read the full article here).

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