National Walking Month: May 2023
May 10, 2023 | by Chris Boyd
What are you doing right now: are you sitting down, have you moved much today, how many steps have you taken?
Take a moment and think, ‘have I moved recently?’
This month is National Walking Month and it’s all about hitting a daily step goal!
It’s been said that the daily recommended amount of steps per day is 10,000, which is approximately five miles. 10,000 steps isn’t a magic number but it is a good indicator of how many steps an active person takes (an inactive person takes 3,000 steps or less in their daily activity of moving around the house).
Walking 10,000 steps a day is not only good for our physical health, but, if you do it regularly, it can be good for our mental wellbeing.
Sneaky ways to get your step count up
- Park further away
- Take the stairs
- Dance around your kitchen.
- Do some gardening
- Go for a walk – fit a 30 to 60-minute walk into your daily routine
- Hoover the house
- Go hands-free – take that work call on the go.
Remember: Be safe, be kind and put your best foot forward.