Wilson & Roe Team Take Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle
September 18, 2023
Earlier this year, we set an ambitious challenge to get the Wilson & Roe team out and about and staying active over the summer months. The goal was to walk or run and collectively cover the distance between Manchester and Rome – a huge 1,344 miles – and we certainly stepped up to the mark!
Despite this summer being one of the wettest on record, the team tackled the challenge head on, donning their walking boots (and raincoats!) to rack up the miles. We are pleased to report that the team’s hard work and perseverance paid off and we smashed the target by walking an impressive 1407 miles.
We continued the theme of healthy living during the first week of September, with the team taking part in activities focused on benefitting both our physical and mental health. These included a smoothie-making challenge and team lunch, along with the highlight of the week – puppy therapy! Employees had the chance to ‘paws’ work for a moment and spend time with our furry visitors, which has been shown to relieve stress and boost confidence amongst many other benefits.
Our Mental Health First Aiders delivered a presentation to show how a nutritious and balanced diet can support health and wellbeing, and we even looked at financial health, with a pension adviser visiting the office to deliver a presentation and talk to employees.
Our summer walking challenge and healthy living week have been a lot fun and a great opportunity to support our friends and colleagues, as well as offering informative insights into our health and wellbeing. Thank you to everyone who contributed and took part in the activities!