We don’t need an expensive gym membership to see the benefits of an active lifestyle. Just 10 minutes’ brisk walking a day could increase our fitness levels, boost our memory and improve our health.
Realistic and achievable for most, the challenge is to make just 10 extra minutes of walking a part of our day, either on the commute to work, on the school run, or during other daily activities. Public Health England’s Active10 app is ready to download from the One You Website, to help us track our progress, and reward us for each step we take off of the pedal, and on to the pavement.
ForwardMotion are also working with employers to enable staff to fit 10 minutes’ brisk walking into their day. Having active and healthy employees stepping in to the office can reduce absence by 27% and boost morale. Local employers who would like more information on the Active10 challenge for their employees should call 01702 212727.
The challenge started in September 2018, and it will continue on until you are ready to take on a new challenge. Keep your eyes peeled for new challenges on the ForwardMotion website and social media channels.