- 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 Active 10 here.
There are quite a few apps out there to plan your walks some of which are listed below: