Walking is a free and easy way to travel short distances and is also a great way to improve your health, fitness and energy levels.

Why walk?

  • It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers
  • It helps you loose weight by burning up to 75 calories every 30 minutes
  • It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to wake you up and give you more energy
  • It boosts your mood by releasing feel-good endorphins and reducing stress and anxiety

 Staying motivated

The easiest way to walk more is to make if part of your daily routine. Think about:

  • Walking part of your journey to work
  • Walking to the shops
  • Using the stairs instead of the lift
  • Leaving the car behind for short journeys
  • Walking the kids to school
  • Doing a regular walk with a friend
  • Going for a stroll with family or friends after dinner