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2017
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Step it up – walk more

Every walk you take is a step towards good health. Brisk walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine and you don’t need any fancy gear, or expensive clothing.

Brisk walking means taking up a pace where your breathing rate and heartbeat increase, but you can still carry on a conversation. The NHS recommends people exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, but if you don’t walk very much at all, it might be good to break this down into ten minute brisk bursts, and build up to half an hour.

You can find local routes as well as tools, tips and information to help you increase your walking by visiting oneyoucamden.org/walking

Why walk?

There are many benefits of brisk walking, it:

  • increases mobility, strength and balance, reducing the risk of falls,

  • improves heart health and blood pressure,

  • increases happiness and wellbeing,

  • allows you to get to know Camden better, as well as meet new people,

  • helps the environment and is a great way to relax.

If you’re unsure about where to walk in Camden, why not join a walking group? Camden Health Walks, organised by the Council are designed for anyone, including those new to exercise. All walks are led by qualified Walk leaders, and there is no need to book in advance. For more information email active@camden.gov.uk

For more information visit oneyoucamden.org/walking

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