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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Buddy Walking

Although Hippocrates advocated the benefits of walking centuries earlier, it still takes a lot of convincing to adopt walking as our way of life.


We are fast turning into a world of sedentary workers with overactive cerebral cortexes but inactive bodies. Our list of excuses against exercise is long - from "not having time" to thinking that "exercise means yoga or Pilates, which needs special training." But, surprisingly, it is the most unassuming form of exercise that wins the health race hands down!


Many studies are fast recognizing walking as one of the most effective forms of exercise. A 30-minute walk anytime during the day significantly increases the lifespan, burns calories, and improves fitness levels. Organizations such as the American Medical Association have confirmed that brisk walking mitigates the progress of diabetes, heart diseases, Parkinson's disease, varicose veins, and arthritis.

 

Brisk walking is also a stress-buster as it releases endorphin, our body's natural stress relievers, leading to the many "eureka" moments we often experience after a brisk walk.


Walking becomes boring after a while. Hence walking with your friends (buddies) can help in overcoming this limitation. Buddy walking creates competition, motivates thru’ peer pressure, and more importantly it makes walking FUN.


What if your organization has a concept of buddy walking? This can have many advantages:
  • Inspire employees to enjoy walking
  • Build a healthy competitive spirit within the organization
  • Encourage every employee to take frequent walking breaks
  • Increase the energy levels & improve concentration


And if technology can be integrated in corporate walking regime thru’ mobile phones, wearable devices and smart Apps, walking can become a DNA of that organization.
 


Is that possible? Of course, it is. All you need to do is to connect with GetActive team.

 

GetActive has been working with fortune 500 clients in improving employee engagement, overall energy levels, and in reducing work stress. GetActive platform has in-built competitive events, and individual challenges. These are FUN and engaging for employees.




Contribution: Mohammed Hussain Naseem – CEO | mohammed@getactive.co
2mpower Health Management Services Private Ltd.

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