What is it?
Brisk walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get active, manage weight and become healthier. Brisk walking means picking up the pace to get your heart rate going to unlock the most health benefits. And it’s easy to know when you’re doing it right: you’ll be breathing faster and feeling warmer. If you’re walking briskly you can talk but you can’t sing. It’s true, try it!
Why is it good for me?
A brisk ten minute walk can make a huge difference to your health – it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Whether you’re walking to work, stepping out at lunchtime, walking to the shops or local park or taking the dog for a walk, brisk walking can be simple to fit into your everyday life.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! Walking is free and can even save you money on travel costs.
What equipment do I need?
The good news is you don’t have to wear sports kit or start an expensive fitness programme!
But you can download the free Active 10 app from One You, which shows how much brisk walking you’re doing, where you can increase your pace and fit more into your day. The app also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going. Over 50,000 people have already downloaded the Active 10 app since March so why not join them?
Search ‘Active 10’ online to find out more and to download the app.