National Walking Month 2017

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Health Assured team

13 April 2017

This year not only are we asking you to get out walking every day - we also want you to help build a picture of how walkable our streets are.   #Try20 Take a 20-minute walk every day throughout May and feel the benefits. We have prepared fun tips to keep you on your feet for the whole of the month.
  • FEEL THE BURN - Burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • FEEL FITTER - Improve heart health and blood pressure
  • FEEL BRIGHTER - A 20-minute walk can boost your mood
  • FEEL CONNECTED - Discover new things in your community
  Rate your walk Use our online tool to tell us how good - or not so good - your walk is. Explore your streets and help us paint a picture of how walkable they are. May is National Walking Month, and this year we want you to rate your walks. Will yours make the grade? Whether it’s a walk you do every day, or a stroll you take while having a crack at one of our fun #Try20 tips - tell us about it and we can build a picture of the state of our Walking Nation.   Try20 in the workplace Want to get your workplace walking more this May? We don’t blame you! Walking improves productivity, boosts happiness levels and reduces feelings of stress. National Walking Month is the perfect opportunity for getting your colleagues or employees onto their feet and more active. We want everyone to #Try20 this May – check out our tips below for how to make walking more fun and easy during the month and into the future.
  • FOOD EXCLUSION ZONE - Get adventurous this month - give your taste buds a treat as well as your feet. Set up a food exclusion zone (FEZ) and make sure you walk at least 20 minutes when buying your lunch. All those shops round the corner are banned!
  • TRY A WALKING MEETING - Get some fresh air and a change of scenery, boost your energy and productivity. Simple. Inspire the whole office to get involved and #Try20 today to feel energised and start the week with a smile.
  • TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE - Why not incorporate some of your daily chores into a lunch time walk? Get out and about and get stuff done! Find out where your local cobblers, grocers or bank is and take a stroll to get those necessary chores done.

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