Sports and activities - walking

Walking

Did you know walking counts as exercise? It's one of the easiest ways to get out and about as a family — and it's good for you!

Walk this way!

Walking builds bones and muscles, and helps kids grow up big and strong. It also improves stamina, reduces stress, and boosts the immune system for 24 hours. It can even lower blood pressure.

Any brisk walk of 10 minutes or more counts, so get outside and start having some fun. Dogs know how important it is to have a daily walk — just follow their lead!

Here are a few tips to get you started!

Best foot forward

Best foot forward

Whatever you've got planned for the day, why not walk there?

Skip the bus

Skip the bus

If the weather's nice, get off the bus a few stops early and walk the rest.

Explore the outdoors

Explore the outdoors

Explore your area with a nature trail or local history walk.

Find out more about walking...

Find walking routes in your area, top tips to help you fit fun walks into your family's day, and download the free Active 10 app to help you set goals and track your progress.