Living Streets are encouraging everyone to #Walkthismay with their #Try20 campaign.
Walking 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! Also Brighton is one of the cities where people walk the most at 84%, beaten by Glasgow at 86%!
Join in by walking 20minutes each day, and if you’re looking for ideas see Living Street’s #Try20 tips for ways in which you can fit walking into your day.
Walking maps and resources
We’ve worked with Living Streets to develop our Active Travel Map for Eastbourne, showing key walking routes in the town as shared by our students and staff.
Also check out the NHS Active 10 walking campaign which aims to get more people walking. Their free Active 10 app takes away the guesswork – it shows how much brisk walking you are doing and how you can do more. It’s easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day.
You can also find a range of short walks in East Sussex on the East Sussex Health Walks web page, the Brighton and Hove City Council Sport and Activity web pages, as well as guidance on walking for health on the NHS choices web pages.