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Walk to the car is many officer workers' main exercise

Scope wants people to commit to walking 10,000 steps a day to improve their health. Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

For many office workers, walking to and from their car is the most exercise they do on an average day.

A new poll conducted by disability charity Scope found almost one in three white collar workers said their longest walk was to their vehicle.

The survey of 2,000 adults from around the UK also found one in five people do less than 15 minutes walking a day.

Scope says walking 10,000 steps throughout 'Steptember' is equivalent to scaling the highest mountain on each continent. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Scope is challenging officer workers to ramp up their walking from an average of just 2,500 steps per day as part of their 'Steptember' campaign.

To help people hit the 10,000 step target the charity is even giving out free pedometers when you sign up.

According to Scope spokeswoman Debbie Bines, taking 10,000 steps a day is "the equivalent of climbing the highest peak on every continent".

Whether or not it is quite as exhilarating as climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro remains to be seen.