As part of the Ventrus Networks Corporate Social Responsibility, yesterday our staff commenced the British Heart Foundation Pedometer Challenge!  The pedometer challenge is a team challenge to get employees walking. It’s a fun and easy way for employees to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and it creates a positive team spirit too.

All staff have been provided with a BHF pedometer and are being actively encouraged to walk 10,000 steps per day.  Data is being uploaded to a central leader (or loser!) board where calculations are made as to individual and team activity.  Our aim is to walk the equivalent of London to Marseille over a 4 week period.  Staff are walking in their lunch breaks as well as at home in the evenings and weekends.

Some staff are using the challenge to lose weight, others are using it to raise some funds for their chosen charities.  Most of us are just doing it to increase our general health and make the most of the sun!

At Ventrus, we understand the importance of wellbeing at work and we actively promote this, we believe mental and physical wellbeing is essential to coping with all of life’s demands.  The Pedometer Challenge is very inclusive and almost all staff are taking part.  It is an excellent way to ensure all staff, especially those in remote locations, feel involved and an important part of the team.

We will be organising team activities culminating in a Ventrus Social Event and prize giving for our ‘Super Stepper’ – Watch this space!

For day by day reports on our staff activity over the next 4 weeks, please follow our Twitter feed at:-

Or, for more information on the challenge set by the British Heart Foundation, please click the link below:-