New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives
Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we’re not active for a lot of the working day and technology allows us to shop and stay in touch without ever having to leave the sofa.
However, a brisk ten minute walk can make a huge difference to your health - it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day and, to help, people are being encouraged to download the ‘Active 10’ app. This free app shows how much brisk walking you’re doing, when you can increase your pace and how you can fit more brisk walking into your day. It also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going, and has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
50,000 people have already downloaded the app and are on their way to a healthier lifestyle, so why not join them?
Visit the ‘Active 10’ webpage to find out more and to download the app.