Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is urging the public to ‘Try20’ during National Walking Month this May. The campaign encourages people to walk for 20 minutes every day throughout May and observe the big differences small steps can make.
Health experts recommend a brisk daily walk as an easy way to improve your health, with 20 minutes of walking a day being a good step towards achieving 150 minutes of physical activity a week as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.
Walking has been shown to reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
This year’s campaign will focus on the benefits of walking on wellbeing, including alleviating stress symptoms and reducing feelings of depression and isolation.