National Walking Month Has Begun And It’s Time to Get Moving
The beginning of May signals the start of National Walking Month and it is the perfect time to start doing just a little bit of exercise each day. Walking is a fantastic way to become healthy. May is all about promoting the health benefits of walking with the hopes that more people will ditch their car.
Last year, the charity Living Streets set up the #Try20 campaign. This saw thousands of people sign up and pledge to walk for at least 20 minutes a day. Once again, they are asking that people do the same this year, except this time there is a change. They want all participants to also “Rate their walk” to help people find out how walk-able the streets are and what they can do to improve it.
Get The Kids Involved This May
From the 15th to 19th May it is ‘Walk To School Week’ where thousands of school children will walk every day if possible. Why don’t you join them in the mornings? Not only is it safer for your children if they are young but it is also a great way to bond with them. Have some fun exercising in the great outdoors.
Whilst the children are at school, you can even #Try20 in the workplace. Living Streets list a few fun ways to do this such as:
- Setting up a Food Exclusion Zone (FEZ) where employees are banned from buying food from shops within a 20 minute walk radius.
- Trying a walking meeting to get everybody in the office out in the fresh air, which they say will boost ‘energy and productivity.’
- Kill two birds with one stone by completing chores while out and about. You could visit the bank or grab some grocery’s.
What will you do to #Try20?