Walking Works Wonders is a workplace intervention designed to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour.
Sedentary behaviour is a modern epidemic with increasing numbers of people employed in sedentary occupations. This is a major public health concern, as prolonged sitting is a risk factor for a wide range of chronic diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Walking Works Wonders is an evidence based intervention, comprising innovative health education to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour at work.
When the effectiveness of Walking Works Wonders was evaluated there were found to be organisational savings of £26-£32 for every £1 spent.