Fitting exercise into your daily routine can be difficult. We all know that we ‘should’ keep active, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time or motivation.
The good news is just 10 minutes of brisk walking a day counts as intense physical activity and can actually prolong your life.
To help you on a journey to a healthier you, Public Health England is encouraging adults to download the free ‘Active 10’ app to keep you on track as you complete your 10 minutes of brisk walking daily. The app is the first of its kind to show how much brisk walking you’re doing and when you are doing this at a high enough intensity and long enough to get health benefits.
Over time, brisk walking can make a huge difference to your health, both in the short and long term. Anything that gets the heart pumping faster can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. It can also help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It’s for these reasons that healthcare professionals are recommending high intensity physical activity to improve their patient’s health.
But high intensity physical activity doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. Physical activity doesn’t have to be a chore. It can look like a walk in the park, taking the stairs, or hopping off the bus a stop early. With more than 25 miles of coastline in Wirral, there’s no shortage of opportunities to get up, out and active this summer.
Last summer more than 1500 people in Wirral downloaded the Active 10 app and spent 34,000 hours walking collectively. Why not join the 600,000 people nationwide who have downloaded the Active 10 app so far and get walking to a healthier you? Download Active 10 here or search in the app store to start your journey.
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Published by Wirral Council News on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk