May is National Walking month, so why not take a ‘Spring In Your Step’ with our latest Let’s Get Moving challenge.
This challenge urges everyone to walk, either on the spot, or outside, for at least five minutes, walk on your toes and then your heels for 30 seconds each, repeating three more times if you can. Whether you are at home or out and about, climbing the stairs a few times a day is a great workout. These exercises are designed to build up both fitness and balance.
Over time people are encouraged to walk for longer, up to 30 minutes each day, either in one go, or through walking for a shorter time several times a day.
Walking is free, easy to do and one of the simplest ways of getting more active. In Dudley there are lots of ways to be active through walking, including:
Anyone wishing to record how many steps they achieve through the month can download the NHS Active 10 app. This anonymously records every minute of walking you do. Just pop your phone in your pocket and start walking.
Dudley’s leisure centres are also great places to visit to achieve your fitness goals.
Before starting the challenge visit our getting started page to fill in the Let’s Get started questionnaire.