March into spring

Spring is upon us and what better time to get out and about exploring. The days are getting longer, however, if you can’t squeeze in an evening walk or you live too far away to walk to work, why not take a lunchtime stroll around Thorpe Park?

ParkLife Pacers is back!

If you’d like to walk with others, or simply want some walking route inspiration, why not come along to our next ParkLife Pacers walk? Our walking club is returning for 2023 and our first walk is coming up soon:

Wednesday 15th March @ 12:30pm – Meet outside the Odeon cinema.

The walk will last around 30-miniutes and we will be exploring some of the outside space around Thorpe Park.

We will be releasing a full schedule of upcoming ParkLife Pacer walks soon, but if you’d like to be the first to know, sign up to our newsletter.

Download the March into spring poster here to display around your workplace.

Why walk?

Walking is a low impact exercise which can easily be incorporated into our daily routine and doesn’t require any specialist equipment or a gym membership.
We all know walking is good for us, but what are the actual health benefits?

• Your cardiovascular health can be improved. By walking regularly, you can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Your circulation is likely to be improved and your cholesterol levels lowered.

• Bones and muscles will strengthen. Walking is a weight-bearing exercise which can help strengthen muscles and bones in your legs, hips, and lower back.

• Walking can release those feel-good hormones, endorphins. Consequently, you’re likely to feel less stressed and you will hopefully see an improvement in your overall mental well-being.

• It can be effective for weight loss. By walking, not only are you burning calories, but it has also been found that a 15-minute walk can curb cravings for sugary snacks too! So, you might not be quite as tempted when you walk past Krispy Kreme at The Springs – although, a treat once in while is a good thing! Especially when ParkLife Perk card holders receive 10% off!

• Your immune function can be boosted. So, walking could be a great way to fight off those seasonal bugs.

Incorporating walking into your daily routine can be simple, you could even include a walk in your working day with a walking meeting.