Grain take steps towards happier home working

As we start to come out the other side of the stricter lockdown measures, Grain is continuing to promote remote and flexible working wherever possible. This new way of working will take some getting used to, and whilst the Grain team has taken to this new challenge as adeptly as ever, it is important not to forget the strain that large scale changes and new environments can have on an individual’s mental health.

Because of this, we want to try and encourage a healthy lifestyle wherever possible to ensure that at least one element of a healthy home life is covered. As gyms are shut and team sports aren’t possible we wanted to find a way of getting the team outside and getting some form of exercise, as it’s proven to help positivity and mental health.

The Grain team has been set the challenge of walking the length of the United Kingdom, stopping off at a selection of our sites along the way. Starting at our furthest North site near Aberdeen and ending at our furthest South site close to Brighton. The Challenge is a whopping 5,280,000 steps! With the average individual making between 5000 and 10,000 steps a day it is going to take a monumental effort to achieve our goal.

Things got underway at the start of June and within a week we have already made it past the 25% mark. With scoreboards for most steps in one day and total steps contributed, the competition has really heated up! We aim to have completed the challenge by the end of June, and hopefully along the way encouraged our colleagues to get outside of their four walls.

We will be keeping you up to date with our progress weekly, so make sure you check-in. With Richard Robinson our managing director being the current step leader with a one day high of 49,107 steps, we would love for one of you to let us know the most steps you have managed in a day… if only to stop him bragging!

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