Walk and talk guide Solna
Having a meeting on foot isn’t just good for the health – it’s also good for creativity and decision-making. Use our pre-planned routes and find out just how healthy a meeting can be!
The increasing sedentariness of modern society poses one of the greatest threats to our health. A recently collated overview of the relevant research shows that people who remain seated for long periods run a higher risk of disease and premature death than those who are least sedentary. But it isn’t hard to do something about it. Many studies show that short breaks from the chair have a positive effect on blood sugar levels, waist measurements, blood lipids, wellbeing and other such variables. It’s all about getting the muscles moving regularly.
Having a meeting on foot isn’t just good for the health – it’s also good for creativity and decision-making. If your group is made up of five people or fewer, “Walk and talk” is an excellent idea for a meeting; you can even save all your ideas and decisions on your smartphone’s voice recorder. Use our pre-planned routes and find out just how healthy a meeting can be!
The guide has been produced by Ellen Gustavsson Segerhag, reg. nurse and Mai-Lis Hellenius, professor and consultant, both from the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (Solna)
Walk and Talk routes
For a detailed map of each walk, click on the link below the map.
45-minute meeting – From Karolinska Institutet, Solna to Norra begravningsplatsen via Solna cemetery
This walk lasts 45 minutes and covers an invigorating 5,000 steps. Start at the entrance to Aula Medica. Walk along Solnavägen and Prostvägen and into Solna cemetery, leaving it by the north-west gate to pass into Norra begravningsplatsen. Walk straight ahead along Aftonstjärnans väg and then turn right onto Stora Gravkorets väg down as far as the south-east gate. Return via Solna Värdshus, the main entrance of Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska vägen.
40-minute meeting – From Karolinska University Hospital, Solna to Hagaparken
For this meeting, your refreshing walk will take you from wherever you are in the hospital outside to the main entrance, across the road and along the edge of Norra begravningsplatsen towards the south-west entrance of Hagaparken. Walk round Stallmästargården and the tennis courts and return. You’ll tot up about 4,000 steps on this walk.
1-hour meeting - A walk in Hagaparken
Walk via Karolinska University Hospital, past the main entrance and across Solna kyrkoväg to Hagaparken. Do a circuit of the park and return the same way. You’ll be 6,000 steps better off after this walk.
1-hour meeting – Karolinska University Hospital, Solna. A stroll in the park
An invigorating walk around the hospital’s park setting. Follow Karolinska vägen away from Karolinska Institutet and pass via Solna kyrkoväg through the south-west entrance of Hagaparken. Then take a left up to the Butterfly House before returning via the crossing to Norra begravningsplatsen and Solna Cemetery. You’ll rake in at least 6,000 steps on this walk.
30-minute meeting – The hospital park. A walk in the hospital’s own grounds
Walk from your workplace down to the hospital park. Complete two circuits, an inner and an outer, and return to your desk. You’ll clock up 3,000 steps on this walk.
30-minute meeting – Vasastan. A walk in the town
Walk from Aula Medica via the grassy area of the campus out onto Tomtebodavägen. Carry on into Vasastan and the junction of Norra Stationsgatan and Rörstrandsgatan. Turn right down Rörstrandsgatan and then left onto Norrbackagatan. When you reach Karlabergsvägen, turn right and walk on until you come to Torsgatan, where you turn left . This will take you onto Solnavägen and back to Karolinska Institute. This walk will earn you 3,000 steps.
1-hour meeting – Karlberg Palace. A walk of the palace grounds
Leave Aula Medica via the grassy area of the campus and out onto Tomtebodavägen. Follow the road town to Vasastan and the junction of Norra Stationsgatan and Rörstrandsgatan. Part way down Rörstrandsgatan double back through the subway and onto the footbridge over to Karlberg Palace. Take a walk in the palace grounds and return the way you came. You’ll be 6,000 steps better off after this walk.