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The Great British Walking Challenge

Posted 24 April 2012 08:58 by martin

Our friends at Living Streets are organising a challenge for walkers of Britain this May. Here's what they have to say about it:

The Great British Walking Challenge May 2012

This May, national charity Living Streets is urging people across the country to take to their feet as part of the Great British Walking Challenge. Every step will count as we unite on a mission to see how many times we can collectively walk between Land’s End and John O’Groats.

We all know the benefits of regular exercise, and there’s no better way to boost – or begin – your healthy lifestyle than a brisk and enjoyable stroll. Walking counts towards the recommended 180 minutes of exercise a week required to maintain good health, and is the simplest way for us to travel. Choosing to walk more will not only bring greater knowledge of your local town or area, but with no timetables to keep to, no journey delays, and little overcrowding, walking is the healthiest, greenest and easiest way to travel. The Challenge is a great way to get walking and to encourage your family, neighbours and colleagues to feel the benefits too.

Fitting more walking into your daily routine can be as simple as going for an evening stroll, stepping out of the office for a lunchtime walk, or by making all or part of your morning journey to work by foot.

As part of the Great British Walking Challenge, don't miss Walk to Work Week from 14-18 May then from 21-25 May get your kids walking during Walk to School Week.

How many miles can you clock up? To be part of it sign up at www.livingstreets.org.uk/gbwc

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