National Walking Month 2020
This month is National Walking Month and it is hosted by Living Streets.
With many of us appreciating the chance to get out once a day – Living Streets has suggested that this year you #Try20 for National Walking Month. The aim is to help you keep your daily exercise fresh, interesting – and most of all – safe.
Throughout the month, you will be encouraged to #Try20 – walk for 20 minutes a day as part of your daily exercise. There are twenty #Try20 tips to help you walk safely during COVID-19 lockdown and to give advice on how to keep your daily exercise interesting, with activities for families, people working from home and those who are restricted to indoor exercise. Find out more here.
Living Streets’ will also be releasing podcasts with contributors such as Professor Shane O’Mara (Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and author of ‘In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us’). Chris Boardman (former racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France). Lee Craigie (the Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland and official Scottish representative of walking, cycling and physical activity), and other inspirational people talking about the joys of walking.
Inspire your family & help your community…
If you are feeling well and can get out, you may be able to incorporate walking into your day, to help or inspire your local community during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Share your favourite route
- Take a bin bag and do a litter-picking walk
- Offer to walk someone’s dog, if they are unable to leave their home
- Or walk to your local shops to pick up their shopping
- Showcase your walk route online and highlight your local points of interest or scenic spots.
Don’t forget your Gut Health!
Don’t forget exercise can also help improve your digestive health as advised by our Love Your Gut personal trainer Sophie Christy – see her tips here.