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Walking on Earth - helping your journey to optimal health

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The lowdown on Walking on Earth, the healthtech startup that has created a science-backed wellbeing platform to help address unsustainable and unhealthy patterns of working.

walking on earthAs we have written plenty of times recently the pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially those living with mental health issues, or those prone to anxiety or stress, get lonely easily, or a range of other things that may not have even made themselves known until we were suddenly isolated in lockdown. 

This has served to highlight the need for better attention by businesses to their employees’ mental and physical health. If just one thing could stir businesses to action on this front, it might be that, in the US alone, 83% of workers suffer from work-related stress, and $300 billion is lost every year because of the same.

London-based health-tech startup Walking on Earth has created a platform to address the unhealthy patterns of working that apply to so many of us. 

walking on earth appApp users will first choose an option that applies to their reason for opening it up, be it to combat stress, find a way to sleep better, build confidence, relieve muscle pain, or any one of a number of issues. This will start to tailor your plan to your needs. Then you will find meditation, yoga, and nutrition classes to help you feel better. This can be done on an individual basis, or companies themselves can book classes and workshops for their teams, as well as seeing an aggregated, anonymised wellbeing index for their employees to keep an eye on what more they need to do to help out, such as providing curated talks or science-backed self-learning articles, or booking in 1-2-1 sessions for employees who come to them for a little extra help.

In July, Walking on Earth - whose advisory board includes Arianna Huffington and serial entrepreneur Brent Hoberman MBE - announced that they had raised £3 million in a seed round led by Octopus Ventures. This comes on top of additional backing from entrepreneurs such as Tania Boler, CEO and founder of Elvie; Sachin Dev Duggal, founder of; and Dr. Jean Nehme, co-founder of Digital Surgery.

As we slowly move towards a work environment that puts employees’ mental and physical health first (a step proven to lead to better productivity), apps like Walking on Earth are becoming more vital to that progress.

If this mental health focused startup is of interest, you might also like to read about Woebot Health, the innovative AI-based mental health platform or Thymia - the startup that's making mental health assessments smart.

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Published on: 24th August 2021

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