Walking - Why is it good for me?

A brisk ten minute walk can make a huge difference to your health – it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Walking is free and can even save you money on travel costs.

What equipment do I need?

The good news is you don't have to wear sports kit or start an expensive fitness programme!

But you can download the free Active 10 App from One You, which shows how much brisk walking you're doing, where you can increase your pace and fit more into your day.

If choosing to walk, or take part in any other physical activity outdoors, it is essential to observe current government guidance on social distancing.

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland