May is Living streets' national walking month
Walking is good for our minds, our bodies and our neighbourhoods and has been a lifeline during the past year, helping people stay active and connected.
As well as the personal benefits we’ve experienced, lockdown has highlighted the improvements that can be made to congestion and air quality when we drive less. That’s why we want everyone to keep going and pledge to #WalkThisMay!
Let us know how many short journeys you plan to walk each week during National Walking Month.
We'll then show you how many miles you'll walk, how many calories you'll burn and how much CO2 you'll save across the month compared to if you were driving those trips.
For the purpose of this pledge, we're counting a short walk as around one mile or 15-20 minutes.
Our #Try20 tips are designed to help you fit 20 minutes of walking into your day.
Health experts recommend a brisk daily walk as an easy way to improve your health with a 20 minute walk being shown to reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Whether you're walking as a family, trying to fit in some exercise whilst working from home, or if you're restricted to indoor exercise - our #Try20 tips have something for you.
We've been #WalkingFromHome all year.
Check out our resources and activities to help keep your daily walk fresh and interesting.
For teachers, parents and families looking for inspiration and ideas to help keep children active, we've created some free resources and activities.
Keep the kids entertained this National Walking Month!
If you're self-isolating, here are some ways you can still stay active in the home.