Will you walk this way, on your May day workday?
This May is the Living Streets’ National Walking Month, asking the world’s citizens to ditch their car and walk to work as much as possible. Whether you can get off a stop early on the bus or take a quick jaunt to the shops on foot, anyone can get involved on the day.
Living Streets National Walking is encouraging everyone to get up and get walking for at least 20 minutes a day during the month of May. Whether you’re running errands or running between meetings, tag your #Try20 walk on social media to join the campaign.
Staying active is not just for kids! Getting your steps in daily can be a great way to challenge yourself to go further each day. Easy and accessible, as the weather warms up, enjoy the sun on your face with a leisurely stroll. Take up walking on your daily school run and you can reduce air pollution around your child’s school, an essential measure for improving your children’s growth and development.
Walking is a healthy way to improve your physical and mental health too. Take 20 minutes a day on your feet and you’ll be well on your way to improving your quality of life. What’s more, you’ll be reducing your chances of developing some preventable health conditions such as depression, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
So, whether you can swap the commute or cut a journey short, get up and get walking this May for National Walking Month.
Why not make the change permanent? There are a variety of active travel options available with First Step Cycle, from biking to pedestrian skills for your school.
Take your first step to active travel with First Step Cycle and #WalkThisMay.