The workplace and walking for health and wellbeing
Given that we spend a significant number of our waking hours at work it makes sense to consider
opportunities to be more physically active in and around the workplace.
Walking is a cheap and easy way to promote better health and wellbeing. There are lots of benefits of a more physically active workforce, including reductions in sickness absence, increased productivity and improved staff retention. Walking can help us to reduce stress and has positive impacts for both mental and physical health. Workplace walking can also provide an opportunity for increasing social interaction with colleagues which can bring about a more supportive working environment.
The Public Health Unit in collaboration with partners will be delivering a Walking Festival, 12 – 20
February 2022 and we encourage all employers and individuals to get involved for better health.
We will have a full schedule of events taking place and would love to see as many workplaces as
possible getting involved, perhaps the lunchtime Town Trail on Friday 18 could be a great
opportunity for your team or workplace to organise an outing supporting health and wellbeing in the workplace.
If you are not able to attend one of the scheduled events you may wish to consider other ways to
participate, in what is, we believe the first walking festival to be held in the Falkland Islands.
Other ways to get involved with the Walking Festival 12 – 20 February 2022
- Organise your own walk/event
- Follow one the FITB self-guided walks https://www.falklandislands.com/visitor-
- Pick up a copy and follow the Stanley Selfie Trail from the Jetty Visitor Centre
- Use the hashtag #falklandislandswalkingfestival to share with us how you got involved
PDF attachments to help you plan and promote:
Walking Festival Summary of Events
Full information and how to register www.falklandislands.com/walking-festival
Staying in touch https://www.facebook.com/FIGPublicHealthUnit
Posters and resources to support your workplace https://www.falklands.gov.fk/publichealth/public-resources