Get ready to #WALKTHISMAY
May is Living Streets' National Walking Month. This year, we're encouraging you to #Try20 - and walk for 20 minutes each day during May.
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!
View our #Try20 tips or download and print your own #Try20 checklist to track your progress.
You could also make up your own and share them on social media using the hashtag!
Don't forget to scroll down to enter our #Try20 challenge for your chance to win big!
Living Streets wants everyone to be able to choose ways to make short journeys that are active, healthy and stress-free. We believe our streets should be open and accessible to all.
To achieve this, we need your help to make our voice heard.
#Pitshanger #GBHighSt residents— John Martin (@JJM_Ealing) May 11, 2022
It's #NationalWalkingMonth 👣 this May so let’s make the effort to walk to our #HighSt each day this month.
Walking is a great way to get exercise, & can be done with both friends & family while getting fitter at the same time #shoplocal pic.twitter.com/gd6hT2wK0E
It’s #NationalWalkingMonth! 📅— Canal & River Trust (@CanalRiverTrust) May 3, 2022
Walking can be a great way to get more active in our daily lives 🚶♂️
With 2000 miles of canals and rivers in our network, you could have a waterside walking route right on your doorstep 💙 pic.twitter.com/5Ni3E99kq8
Getting into the #NationalWalkingMonth spirit early with a Park & Stride at Britannia Bridge Primary School in #Wigan today.— Living Streets (@livingstreets) April 29, 2022
It's been a great year for them so far:
📈 12k active trips recorded
📈 10%+ increase in #WalkToSchool rates
📉 30% reduction in all-the-way car trips! pic.twitter.com/idIDUE4zRS
Have you walked Chichester's historical city walls recently, strolled through the breathtaking Bishops Palace Gardens or meandered along the canal towpath? It's #NationalWalkingMonth. The perfect excuse to up your steps and take in Chichester's beautiful scenery. #WalkThisMay pic.twitter.com/rmbmRkep1j— ChichesterBID (@ChichesterBID) May 11, 2022
It's #NationalWalkingMonth and @livingstreets are encouraging us to walk 20 minutes every day in May 🚶♀️— Keep Wales Tidy (@Keep_Wales_Tidy) May 6, 2022
Drop by one of our litter picking hubs and mix in a litter pick 😍
Borrow litter picking equipment for free 🚮https://t.co/nmmBYugB8Q pic.twitter.com/8aubTQaCqE