Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we’re not active for a lot of the working day and technology allows us to shop and stay in touch without ever having to leave the sofa.
However, a brisk ten minute walk can make a huge difference to your health – it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day and to help, people are being encouraged to download the ‘Active 10’ app. This free app shows how much brisk walking you’re doing, when you can increase your pace and how you can fit more brisk walking into your day. It also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going.
50,000 people have already downloaded the app and are on their way to a healthier lifestyle, so why not join them?
Download the FREE Active 10 Workplace Challenge employer toolkit to get your workplace moving.
Search ‘Active 10’ online to download the app or click here to find out more.
Track your walking and other activity as part of our Active 10 Workplace Challenge
The Active 10 challenge on Workplace Challenge enables individuals and workplaces to keep track of walking and all other activity from 24th August – 28th September.
Download the Active 10 app to keep track of all your brisk walking and how many active 10s you can do. Use the Workplace Challenge app or connect to Fitbit to keep track of your daily activity and participation in sport and physical activity.
Click here for more information on Workplace Challenge.