This year’s Walk4Life day on Sunday 25th September will be celebrating walking across the whole country with tens of thousands of people taking to local streets and parks.
Walk4Life is part of the Change4Life movement that has been set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits.
Walk4Life is all about helping people move and walking is a great way to start. Almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and it’s free - you can just get out there and start walking.
Walking is a great way to improve the general health of the whole family. It’s a feel-good exercise that’s also good for the environment.
It’s one of the easiest ways for children to do their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day that gets their heart beating faster than usual. These 60 active minutes a day will help burn off energy and prevent excess fat being stored in the body. It also helps young muscles and bones grow properly.
And for us adults we need to be active for 30 minutes 5 times a week so walking can really help you fulfil this in a cheap, easy and fun way.
Locally, you can join in by downloading your copy of the Stride Guide to North East Lincolnshire below. In there you'll find loads of great walks for all ages, so why not get out there and join in with thousands of others getting fit in a fun and free way.
We'd like to know what you're doing for Walk4Life day, email us at email@example.com with your plans, there's a free Stride step-counter for anyone who sends us an email, don't forget to include your address if you want your free step counter.