Team Colloide Steps Up for National Walking Month

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A Triumph of Determination and Team Spirit

As the calendar flipped to May, National Walking Month brought a fantastic opportunity for Team Colloide to embrace healthier lifestyles and foster team camaraderie. With enthusiasm and determination, our team members embarked on the Weekly Step Challenge, culminating in an extraordinary collective achievement.


Meet the Walkers: Celebrating Individual and Team Success

We extend heartfelt congratulations to Anvar, Brona, Caroline, Elaine, Emma, Grace, Joanne, Kyle, Mairead, Sinead, and Victoria for their remarkable dedication and spirit. Together, they amassed an astounding total of 3,947,878 steps! This impressive feat stands as a testament to their commitment, teamwork, and the collective power of small, consistent efforts.

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The Journey: Steps to Success

Throughout the challenge, Team Colloide embraced the opportunity to incorporate more walking into their daily routines. From morning strolls and lunchtime walks to evening hikes and weekend adventures, every step counted. The challenge not only encouraged physical activity but also provided a wonderful way for team members to connect, motivate each other, and share their walking experiences.


The Benefits of Walking: More Than Just Steps

While the step count is a significant achievement, the benefits of walking extend far beyond the numbers. Here are some of the key advantages that our team experienced:

  1. Improved Physical Health: 
    • Walking is a great cardiovascular exercise, helping to improve heart health and endurance.
    • Regular walking can help maintain a healthy weight, build stronger bones, and enhance muscle tone.
  • Mental Well-being: 
    • Walking has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting a positive mood and mental clarity.
    • The rhythm and repetitive nature of walking can also be meditative, providing time for reflection and relaxation.
  • Enhanced Creativity and Productivity: 
    • Walking breaks during the workday can boost creativity and problem-solving abilities.
    • Physical activity is linked to improved focus and cognitive function, which can lead to increased productivity.
  • Strengthened Social Connections: 
    • Walking with colleagues and friends provides a wonderful opportunity for social interaction and team bonding.
    • Sharing walking goals and experiences fosters a sense of community and mutual support.

A Commitment to Continued Wellness

Team Colloide’s success in the Weekly Step Challenge is a proud moment, but it’s also a stepping stone to a continued commitment to wellness. Encouraged by their achievement, many team members have expressed a desire to maintain their walking routines and set new personal goals.

Culture Hub: Nurturing a Supportive Environment

At the heart of our commitment to employee wellbeing is our Colloide Culture Hub, which serves as the cornerstone of our organisational culture. The Culture Hub embodies three pillars: Wellbeing, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Excellence. These pillars guide our efforts to create a workplace where employees can thrive personally and professionally. At Colloide, we firmly believe that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we prioritise their health, happiness, and professional growth. By nurturing a supportive environment through our Culture Hub. Find out more on what we have been doing in our Colloide Culture Hub 2024.

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