Where will walking take you?  Every May Living Streets encourages people to take to their feet and feel the benefits of walking.  National Walking Month sees events up and down the UK, including – Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.

Throughout the month they will be offering tips, tools, fun facts and inspirational stories – not to mention a whole host of activities to get you out and enjoying your walks even more.

Walking can help you:

  • Get into better shape,
  • Clear your head,
  • Discover hidden treasures in your area,
  • Save money on your travel
  • and cut your environmental footprint.

The NHS Guide ‘Walking for health’ notes that walking is an underrated form of exercise but it is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.

Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. http://bit.ly/1bToz3X

Love Your Gut’s own exercise guru – Sophie Christy – also extols the virtues of getting out and about. “Walking every day can really boost your fitness routine.  Experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day to avoid leading a sedentary lifestyle, so invest in a pedometer, which will measure the number of steps you take.” See more of Sophie’s tips here: http://bit.ly/1C9otsf

To sign up to National Walking Month and for further information see: http://bit.ly/1e28yAt

Why not let us know about your walking adventures!