May is National Walking Month. National Walking Month is a campaign organised by Living Streets to get the nation walking and promote the benefits of walking. Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier regardless of a person’s fitness level.
Living Streets aim is to encourage people of all generations to walk to help reduce the risk of preventable illness and social isolation. They also campaign to ensure that the country’s streets are free from congestion and pollution, making them fit for walking.
How can you get involved?
This year, Living Streets is setting everyone the challenge to #Try20 – that is walk for 20 minutes every day to prove how beneficial getting out and walking is.
Living Streets also want to know how walkable the country’s road are too. They have devised an online tool that can be used to rate a walk so they can build a picture of how walkable the UK is. Plus, all those who rate a walk during May will be in with the change of winning a family city break.
Another way to support National Walking Month is to check out The British Heart Foundation’s new campaign, Just Walk. Just Walk is a simple and easy way to raise funds for heart research and get healthier whilst you are at it. To get involved, all you have to do is sign up on the British Heart Foundation website. You’ll then receive a free fundraising kit, full of fantastic resources to help you organise a charity walk.