May is National Walking Month!
May is Living Streets' National Walking Month.
This year, they're encouraging you to #Try20 - and walk for 20 minutes each day during May.
Walking is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger - whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process!
Check the National Walking Month website for their #Try20 tips, resources and checklist designed to help you stick to the challenge!
We have lots of FREE walks that you can book onto!
Not only does walking provide physical and mental benefits, research has also shown that it can help you absorb information. Book onto one of our Walk and Learn walks to see whether you absorb information more easily this way!
Upcoming Walk and Learn courses
Walk and Learn - The People of Shipley in times past
Sunday 8 May, 1pm to 3pm
Walk and Learn - Ethel Haythornthwaite and Campaigning got the Countryside
Saturday 18 June, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Sett Valley Trail
Walk and Learn - Finding out about hermits
Tuesday 12 July, 1pm to 3pm
Hermitage Walk, Ilkeston
Walk and Learn - Bonjour- Ordering in a French café (and elsewhere)
Friday 15 July, 1pm to 3pm
Community House Adult Community Education Centre, Long Eaton