May 2012 articles
While on holiday recently, I got chatting about walking with a young British couple staying at our hotel. The girl was very open about her community’s attitude towards walking in an everyday way. She said that they viewed walking anywhere as a bit un-cool, not really the ‘done thing’; that the implication was that the person walking had less money or a lower status. Instead, they preferred to drive everywhere in their large cars – because they were more comfortable than walking, and more of a status symbol.
Next week is National Walk to work week. What a great idea, however if like me your walk to work consists of a trip to the bathroom, followed by a set of stairs and 14 steps to a desk then we have to be more creative.
Home working has so many benefits but it’s essential that I get my 30 mins activity a day. There is a certain irony, that I am determined to avoid, of a Walk England employee stuck behind their desk, tweeting about how fantastic walking is.