10/6/21 – Walking More During Your Day
Happy October! This month’s WOW’s will help promote Walktober, a Go KP program which aims to increase physical activity, provide social support among KP employees, and offer goal setting and challenges to accomplish. All Kaiser Permanente employees are welcome to register! Click here for more information.
To help promote exercise and walking in the workplace, this month’s WOW’s will focus on how to make the most out of your walks. Walking is a great form of exercise and can be done anywhere, anytime without the need of equipment or a gym membership. Walking has shown to increase physical fitness while simultaneously decreasing stress. Best of all, you can enjoy this beautiful fall weather and watch the leaves change color on your walking breaks!
Adding in more steps is the fist key to walking more! Try parking your car further away from the office/store, take the stairs instead of elevator, walk on your lunch breaks, or walk when you’re off work. You can also invite your loved ones to walk with you to keep you company. Whether you are a seasoned fitness veteran or someone just looking to increase their physical activity, anyone can benefit from adding more steps to their day!