CAMPAIGNS & CHALLENGES
Being active throughout the day can help you to keep fit and healthy. Active travel challenges and campaigns are an exciting way of achieving these goals, and more importantly they help you stay away from the car!
From a business point of view health and wellbeing is key to a productive workforce, and a reduction in absenteeism from the workplace.
Encouraging your employees to take care of themselves in and out of work is key to a healthy working environment.
Please see below for some ideas.
You may choose to introduce some of these challenges to encourage culture and behaviour change in the workplace, or you might just fancy giving these a go on your own.
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PedalAid is an app that allows you to raise money for local island charities as you ride along the Red Squirrel Trail.
Why not make a cycling team at work and see how many kilometers you can rack up! Or try beating the leaderboard yourself!
Not only does your pedalling raise money for charity, it also gives you the chance to win a variety of prizes every month such as a FREE Rapanui t-shirt, and a variety of discounts at local retailers such as Waterstones.
If you're new to cycling or it's been a while, getting a team together is a great way to build your confidence back up, or if you need a bit more of an incentive to ride, why not check out the app for yourself?
Why not link up with other teams and have a team ride?
Find out more about our team events on the events page.
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Businesses - Implementing or promoting active travel challenges on site can help drive culture and behaviour change, encouraging employees to think more about sustainable transport and their general health & wellbeing.
Encouraging employees to take part in these challenges promotes a healthy working environment, it can also reduce absenteeism, and help the initial transition to a new travel policy or a new travel plan a welcomed idea.
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If you're used to sitting at your desk all day or driving to get your lunch during your break, why not walk instead? Taking part in a classroom session and feeling bit tired?...
A regular 10 minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways.
It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood, ensuring that you're feeling your best at work, in class or looking for that perfect job.
It can also help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure.
It’s also great for your long-term health – it can reduce your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers.
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Why not team up with Living Streets and take the #Try20 challenge?
If you're keen to get a little bit more active at work or outside work, why not try some of these tips and challenges?
Walking is free, flexible and fun, and proven to have a huge impact on your wellbeing.
Living Streets have put together 20 different tips how to incorporate 20 minutes' walking in your everyday routine.
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WORKPLACE WALKING CHALLENGE
If you're quite a competitive workplace, why not try the Workplace Walking Challenge?
Compete in teams to see who can walk the furthest to win a prize!
We'll provide your teams with pedometers and leaderboards to get started.
See if your teams can improve their combined steps each week, and the team with the highest amount of steps wins a prize on us.
These are done periodically throughout the year, keep an eye out on the Events page to find out when. To find out more contact your Active Travel Officers, or sign up here
NUS GREEN IMPACT
In June 2018 the FREE Green Impact Programme launched on the Isle of Wight.
This UNESCO award winning programme encourages businesses to think not only of their 'green' credentials, but corporate social responsibility as a whole.
As part of the Green Impact toolkit the 'Transport' section has criteria which contributes to a travel plan or travel policy, which we offer for free through our Travel Plan Package.
Work towards a gold, silver, or bronze award as a team, and see what you can achieve!