This September, we’re challenging people across the UK to get a little bit more active while raising funds to support Scope. These suggestions will help you get a little more activity into your day just in time for Steptember.
One great way of making sure you get a little more active during the day is by changing your route to work up just a little bit so that you get more active. You can do this by giving our exercises to do at your desk a once over or, you can try adding a bit more to your journey in the morning.
I know what you’re thinking. “My commute is long enough!”, but taking a break and walking between stops, getting hopefully some fresh air, can actually improve your mood. And once you get used to it, you’ll find it’s just as natural as your commute now.
Walking more in London
Around the Scope head office, we’ve found ways of getting a few more meters into our routines using an application that tells you the distance between Underground stations.
All you have to do is pick where you are and then try your hand at walking to a few stations on a daily basis to add to your overall step count! Since the Tube map doesn’t reflect accurate distances, this app can help you get a better idea of which stations to walk to.
Or, if you’re looking to spontaneously walk a journey, save the redesigned Tube map that Joe Watson and Aryven Arasen created after the 48 hour Tube strike and use it even while you’re underground.
Walking more outside of London
Finding your walking distances outside of London might not be quite as simple, but don’t fret.
The WalkIt app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play, allows you to search any major city and find the walking directions and distance by individual stations. You can even plan and save your routes with your own account.
Or, if you just want to take an extra stroll, you can use WalkIt to plan a circular path using the length of time you’d like to move. You can also plot your own route and figure out how much distance you’ll rack up doing it.
There’s still time to register your team on the Steptember website, so get a few friends, sign up, and make a pledge to get a bit more active while raising funds for a great cause.