may is living streets' national walking month

Walk this May

In 2020 our annual celebration of walking will focus on the big mental health benefits that come from small steps.

How does walking help our mental health? We will hear from a wide range of people how adding 20 minutes' walking to their daily routine has helped them - and we will be encouraging the rest of Britain to follow in their footsteps.

For Walk to School Week (18-22 May) we will explore how activity can help children's mood, concentration and creativity.

Watch this space for ways you can get involved at work, at school or wherever you are!

A US report in 2018 concluded that walking is associated with improved mental and neurological health

Fewer symptoms of depression

Reduced feelings of anxiety

 

Lower incidence of depression

Improved cognitive function

 

Improved quality of life

Improved sleep quality

Reduced risk of dementia

Walk with us