Corby Council staff go extra mile during Walk to Work Week

Front, from left,  Lorraine Shaw, Corby Council's sustainability officer Sara Earl, and Janice Parker,  with colleagues
Front, from left, Lorraine Shaw, Corby Council's sustainability officer Sara Earl, and Janice Parker, with colleagues

Staff at Corby Council have been going that extra mile by taking part in Walk to Work Week.

The event is part of National Walking Month and it aims to highlight the benefits of walking.

Two of the borough council’s walking champions, Janice Parker and Lorraine Shaw, have been walking six miles a day between them this week and they were each presented with a certificate on Thursday (May 15) to mark their achievement.

Living Streets’ chief executive Tony Armstrong said: “Walking just 20 minutes a day can help you lose a few pounds from your waistline, save a few pounds in your pocket and reduce your stress levels. Over time you’ll reduce your risk of chronic conditions in the future such as coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, so it’s as good for your heart as it is for your head.

“If everyone in England walked for just 20 minutes a day we would save 137,000 lives and save the economy billions of pounds.”

Corby Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “Walking just part of your journey will help ease road congestion and parking, reduce Co2 emissions which can help improve air quality and your health. We fully support Walk to Work Week and would like to thank all borough council employees who took part.”