With the stresses and pressures of work, it's good to take time out and step out of the office environment. In addition to the numerous physical and psychological benefits that walking can bring, it's a great team activity, you can explore the local area and feel refreshed for the rest of the day.
It's recommended that we participate in 150 minutes of exercise each week and even a brisk 10-minute daily walk will help contribute to this total. Regular walks will help build stamina, burn calories, make your heart healthier and can lower blood pressure. Best of all, it's free!
Improves Your Mood
Regular walking naturally boosts our mood – even more so when it's done socially with friends and colleagues. And being outside will expose you to vitamin D from natural sunlight which can help stave of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The Walks Can Be Beautiful
Walking is a great way of exploring the surrounding area and even if you are based in a town or city it's surprising what you can find. You can find hidden scenic spots, historic areas or even just head down a few streets that you've never walked down before.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, just a few minutes walk from Ozum.
Your Creative Juices Will Start Flowing
Creative team members are more productive team members and getting outside for a walk will get the creative juices flowing. And why not schedule a future meeting for outside so that you can reduce time in the office, get a workout and be creative all at the same time.
Increases Energy Levels
When we walk, the whole body is engaged, which increases circulation and the supply of oxygen to every cell in our body. Because of this, this healthy habit can help keep us more active and fight the slumps of energy we sometimes feel at midday or after meals.
We Love Walking At Ozum
As a company, we have long participated in lunchtime walks and actively encourage our team members to get out and stretch their legs.