Walking really is a miracle cure.
After hearing the amazing results that Rita achieved from her daily walks during lockdown, we knew we had to make her part of our #WalkingFromHome series.
Rita lost half a stone, her blood pressure has lowered, and her diabetes readings have improved - all by going on daily, socially distanced three-mile walks since the lockdown started. Watch this quick vlog to hear it directly from her. What an inspiration!
WALKING AND CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.
There are two levels of higher risk: ‘high risk’ and ‘very high risk’ (also called extremely vulnerable).
People at ‘high risk’ includes people who are 70 or older. It’s very important that you follow the advice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus. This means you should only leave your home if it's essential. You can still leave the home for exercise once a day but should maintain at least two metres distance from others.
If you’re at a ‘very high risk’ from coronavirus, you should have received a letter from the NHS advising you to take extra steps to protect yourself. This includes not leaving your home for any reason (also called shielding).
Whatever your situation, it remains important to stay active. Check out the links for exercises you can do in the home.
Distancing needs more space!
Live in England? Email your council and ask them to make walking safer during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Dame Sarah Storey tells us what opportunities the lockdown has created for her family.
The brief moments when we're able to get out and go for a walk are shining a light on why this simple act is so valuable.