Yourway Joins The Plymouth Workplace Walking Challenge
Yourway has signed up to the Plymouth Walking Workplace Challenge This free fun and fun campaign aimed at encouraging people to move more. The challenge runs from the 2nd – 30th September is open any member of the Yourway team. Our CEO Mike Tozer will be the lead point of contact for the challenge. If you would like to take part, please call Mike on 01752 546444
‘Just 10 minutes of brisk walking can get your heart pumping, improve your mood, as well as reduce risk af long-term health conditions’
Here are 10 steps anyone can take to get you started. Because there is only one you!
Take ten minutes. 10 minutes is all you need. Walking briskly for ten minutes a day can improve your health straight away. Doctors say that everyone should be active for around 150 minutes a week. A ten-minute walk is an easy way to get you started.
Download the Active 10 App Even if you are not active yet, you can get going with the free Active 10 App. The app is handy in that it tracks your walking to tell you when you’re walking briskly and how many minutes you have been doing it for.
‘Brisk walking can reduce your risk of long-term health conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and cancer‘
Get your shoes on. Unlike other types of exercise, with walking you don’t need fancy gear, figure-hugging Lycra, or expensive extras. All you need is a pair of shoes. It helps if your shoes fit you properly and give you the proper support but any footwear will do. Walking is free and can even save money on travel costs.
Keep it brisk. Walking is good but brisk walking is better. Picking up the pace to get your heart rate going is the bit that unlocks the most health benefits. And, it’s easy to know when you’re doing it right: you’ll be breathing faster and feeling warmer. But if you want to be sure, download the Active 10 App.
‘If you’re walking briskly you can talk, but you can’t sing. It’s true, try it.’
Do it anytime. What’s great about walking is that it can easily fit into your day. Whether it’s taking the dog out, walking on the school run, going for lunchtime or daily walk, it’s one of the simplest ways to fit activity into your day.
Make it fun. We know getting active can feel like a chore. But, unlike other workouts, there are plenty of ways to keep walking fresh and fun – invite your friends along, walk to some music or mix up your routes.
‘Brisk walking can help manage your weight’
Don’t be nervous. Everyone’s different but many people say they don’t like exercising because they feel nervous, uncomfortable, or generally unsure about the whole thing. The great thing about walking is that there is none of that, you can be confident that just by putting one foot in front of the other, you’re on your way to being healthier.
‘Brisk walking can improve your mood and quality of life’
Stay motivated. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. But to help you get those walking shoes on every day, keep using the Active 10 App, which tracks your walking and keeps you motivated with lots of tips and tricks.
Build up to 30. Walking briskly for 10 minutes is an excellent start to a healthier, happier you. But the more walking you do, the better. Why not work your way up to walking for 30 minutes every day? You might not be ready yet, but after using the free for a while, you’ll feel ready to change your goal and get even more active. Go for it!
‘Brisk walking daily can help with muscle and bone pain making everyday tasks easier’
And there’s more. Remember there are loads of other ways to get active. You can find lots of advice, hints, and tips on how you can move more, sit less and build your strength on the One You moving page.