06 May 2020
Living Streets, is urging the public to #Try20 during National Walking Month this May. The campaign encourages people to walk for 20 minutes every day throughout May to maintain their physical and mental health and wellbeing during lockdown. Health experts recommend a brisk daily walk as an easy way to improve your health with a 20-minute walk being shown to reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
The charity has issued #Try20 tips for how to walk safely during COVID-19 lockdown and how to keep your daily exercise interesting, with activities for families, people working from home and those who are restricted to indoor exercise.
The tips are accompanied by podcasts, which have well-known personalities talking about the benefits of walking, including Olympic champion Chris Boardman MBE, Dame Sarah Storey, and Professor Shane O’Mara – author of In Praise of Walking.