STEINERT Australia takes to the streets
05 May 2016
“Walk the Block is all about kick starting a conversation about workplace health, and taking active steps towards a healthier, more productive workforce,” says Dr Rossiter, Executive Officer of Victoria Walks.
Australians are sedentary for 50-70% of waking hours, or 8-12 hours per day. Prolonged sitting can lead to a higher mortality rate and increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Quite simply, the longer we sit, the worse our health becomes, even for people who are physically active. 
The simple solution is to get up, and get moving. Recent studies show that even a 2 minute walk per hour, can significantly lower a person’s risk of premature death by 33 per cent. “Building walking into our daily routine is an easy way to increase our physical activity. Power walks, walking meetings or lunchtime walks can improve people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work,” says Dr Rossiter.
“There are significant economic and performance benefits from having a healthier workforce” explained Dr Rossiter. “Healthier workplaces increase innovation, improve staff morale, reduce staff turnover and absenteeism, enhance productivity and reduce sick leave”.
“It’s fantastic to see STEINERT Australia supporting this initiative and encouraging staff to become more active,” said Dr Rossiter.
What: STEINERT Australia Walks the Block
Where: Starts top of Longstaff Road, Bayswater driveway, continuing along the Dandenong Creek Trail from Dorset Road (to the intersection at the back of Siemens), and return
When: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Time: Commencing at 11.30am
- For further information contact: Heather Maydom
- Email: Maydom@steinert.com.au
- Telephone: (03) 8720 0804
Victoria Walks is a health promotion charity funded by VicHealth www.victoriawalks.org.au/walktheblock (03) 9662 3975, 0425 805 578