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National Walking Month

by Frankie Wythe on 01 May 2018 12:01

Living Streets Top Tips to get walking this May: 

  1. Invite friends and family
  2. Try a walking meeting
  3. Walk at least 20 minutes to buy your lunch
  4. Walk to or from work
  5. Get snap happy and post your photos on social media with #Try20
  6. Take the long cut, plan your journey ahead and discover things you wouldn’t normally see
  7. Walk to the local shops
  8. Try a scavenger hunt, print out the checklist here:
  9. Have a family adventure 
  10. Walk to school 
  11. Wear your happy shoes, Tuesday 22nd May is happy shoes day– join thousands of children across the UK wearing their favourite footwear as part of walk to school week
  12. Go ahead, treat yourself– with mental health awareness week also happening in May, it’s the    perfect time to take a walk and treat yourself. That could mean buying yourself something nice, but it certainly means doing something which makes you happier. Walking is good for our bodies and minds.
  13. Lunch alfresco, not aldesko
  14. Take a romantic promenade 
  15. A mindful meander– don’t let a hectic week get you down, walking is the perfect way to zone out and rid yourself of negative thoughts. Take time for yourself and to absorb your surroundings– sights, smells and sounds.
  16. Two birds, one stone– why not incorporate some of your daily chores into a lunchtime walk? Get out and about and also get things done.
  17. Prepare for the weather
  18. Make someone’s day—why not call in on friends or neighbours on your way home
  19. Power walk to the finish
  20. Share your highlights 

Join one of our #WellbeingWalks for free at:

  • Riverside Clinic, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0AZ: Wednesday's at 12.30pm 
  • Hadleigh Health Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN: Friday's at 2pm
  • Haverhill Health Centre, Camps Road, Haverhill, CB9 8HF-  Thursday's at 10.30am

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Frankie Wythe

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