- NHS professionals recommend that adults should spend 150 minutes a week being physically active.
- Improve your health and well-being by walking at a fast pace for just 30 minutes over 5 days (meeting the NHS guidelines).
- People of all sizes can experience substantial health benefits from walking at a brisk pace every day (Cambridge University, 2015).
- Walking can help build stamina, burn calories and give you a healthier heart (NHS, 2016).
The 10,000 steps a day challenge is set by NHS to help individuals get more active. Daily step counts can be tracked on the Health app on iPhones or by a range of free apps that can be downloaded onto your smart phone. Find out more about the NHS 10,000 steps a day challenge here.
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome.
Find out about the park runs taking place in the borough through the links below:
For more information about parkrun please visit their website.