Active 10

Did you know that taking a brisk walk for just 10 mins a day counts as exercise? It’s easier than you think to fit into your daily routine.

Public health England have introduced ‘Active 10’ in order to promote healthy life’s and encourage people to become more active.

A brisk 10-minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10-minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10-minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood. It can help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure. It’s also seriously good for your long-term health – it can reduce your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

It’s the effortless way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!

Go to the app store on your smart phone to download the FREE ‘Active 10’ app and get started. You can track your progress and set individual goals!

 

Text References
Public Health England. (2018). Active 10. Available: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/home#0b833xlAT57lflzR.97. Last accessed 5th Feb 2018.