For National Walking Month this May we want to encourage the public to walk more, whether it’s through active travel, short walks or walking more in the office and get out there.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to stay active, plus it’s free! It is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger – whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process!
Walking together also keeps us connected and can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Next time you head out, why not invite a neighbour or a friend? It often helps to walk in someone else’s shoes and a quick walk and chat might make someone’s day.
The great outdoors is one of our borough’s best assets! With a variety of landscapes and scenery to choose from, it is a place full of walking trails. With over 30 walking routes in the Borough why not try one of these every day in May.
For more information on the Borough’s Walking routes, please visit https://getactiveabc.com/activities/walking/