It's National Walking Month 2018, so here are some big numbers to get you thinking.

National Walking Month 2018

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HEALTHIER
HAPPIER
MORE PRODUCTIVE
DOING A LITTLE EXERCISE LIKE WALKING IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO MAKE US FEEL HAPPIER
SHORT WALKS EVERY DAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY BY UP TO 30%
£17bn Increased walking equals increased physical activity equals savings to NHS over 20 years generated by increased levels of walking leading to reductions in the prevalence in type 2 diabetes, dementia, ischaemic, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and cancer
10,000 RECOMMENDED DAILY NUMBER OF STEPS
WE CAN BURN AN EXTRA 50 CALORIES PER HOUR JUST BY STANDING RATHER THAN BEING SEATED
1MILE WALKING 1 MILE BURNS UP TO 100 CALORIES
ACCORDING TO A 2004 STUDY, COMMUTERS CAN EXPERIENCE 94% GREATER STRESS THAN FIGHTER PILOTS GOING INTO BATTLE
200 NUMBER OF MUSCLES YOU USE EVERY TIME YOU TAKE A STEP
94% said that ‘green exercise’ like walking, gardening/conservation work improved their mental health.
71% of people experienced a decrease in levels of depression after going out for a walk.
CAN HELP REDUCE WEIGHT BY ONE POUND EVERY THREE WEEKS
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#WALKTHISMAY

May is Living Streets' National Walking Month.

National Walking Month 2018