It’s time to get walking for National Walking Month!
Walking for health
Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Walking is a fantastic way to keep active, improve your health and enjoy the great outdoors – especially now that the days are longer!
From short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside, walking not only helps to maintain a healthy heart, it’s also fun, flexible and free! From short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside, walking can be a step in the right direction and result in some great health benefits.
Whether you’re walking to improve your health or simply for the pleasure of exploring the great outdoors, it’s been proven to reduce your risk of some chronic illnesses, including; heart disease, stroke, asthma, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression.
It’s all about finding the right balance for you
If you’re not sure where to start, why not take Best-You’s short activity levels self-assessment? Understanding your current activity levels is a really important step in taking control of how much you’re moving. If you’d like to get more active, setting a goal is a really handy way to keep in control of your health, wellbeing and happiness journey.