This May, Living Streets is urging people across the country to take to their feet as part of the Great British Walking Challenge. Every step will count as we unite on a mission to see how many times we can collectively walk between Land’s Endand John O’Groats.
We all know the benefits of getting outside to enjoy the fresh air in your local park, but remembering to take the time to get a healthy amount of exercise can seem difficult in modern schedules. Walking counts towards the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise required to maintain good health, but also helps to alleviate stress and improve your mood. The Great British Walking Challenge is a great way to get walking and encourage your family, neighbours and colleagues to feel the benefits too.
Fitting more walking into your daily routine can be as simple as stepping out of the office for a lunchtime walk, getting off the bus a few stops earlier or, an option we’re especially fond of, by going for a walk in your local park.
As part of the Great British Walking Challenge, don’t miss Walk to Work Week from 14-18 May then from 21-25 May get your kids walking during Walk to School Week.
How many miles can you clock up? To be part of it sign up at www.livingstreets.org.uk/gbwc
Today’s guest post is written by Living Streets, the national charity that stands up for pedestrians by working to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk.