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Regular walking is known for its many benefits to your physical and mental health and wellbeing. A 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of several preventable health conditions, such as cancer, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
However, walking is also known to be good for the environment. Cutting down on driving and public transport for shorter journeys can reduce your carbon footprint, as well as air pollution, congestion and road danger. It can also save you some money on transport and get you fit and active!
May isn’t over yet!
For the remainder of May, follow our tips below to fit in a 20-minute walk into your schedule per day:
Rachel Byrne, our Marketing Manager at Coin Street, has written a few words on why she loves going for a walk:
“Not a day goes by where I don't go for a walk. It kept me sane during lockdown. On the weekends I would regularly walk to Hampstead Heath and back from my house in Stoke Newington, often walking for up to 6 hours. In my opinion, walking is an underrated form of exercise. When I walk for an hour in the evening or during lunchtime, I can burn anything between 400 and 500 calories! I love it. It's amazing for my mental health too. Being out in nature helps me to reset after a busy day at work. Sometimes I will take a podcast, an audiobook, or music with me, but mostly I just listen to the world around me, and my own thoughts. I recommend a daily walk to everyone and anyone, even for just 30 minutes. For me, it makes all the difference.”
For the final days of May this year, #Try20 and incorporate a 20-minute walk into your routine every day!
Your body, mind, finances, and environment will thank you for it.