A blistering idea

September 8, 2006

The steep inclines of Edinburgh's New Town and the Mound may be rather more crowded than usual this week. Edinburgh University has given all of its 7,000 staff pedometers in the hope that they will walk 10,000 steps a day for its Walk to Win Challenge. Fiona Simon, Edinburgh University's transport and parking manager, said: "We are trying to encourage a more healthy workforce."

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