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One You Islington - put your best foot forward

30 March 2017

One You Islington - put your best foot forward

Put your best foot forward

Islington Public Health has launched a new drive to encourage adults to get more active. The campaign aims to get people walking briskly every day in bursts of ten minutes or more.

There are lots of fun ways to do this in Islington. Just ten continuous minutes of brisk walking every day gets the heart pumping and can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, it can lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Whether you're walking to work, stepping out at lunchtime, walking to the shops or local park or taking the dog for a walk, there are lots of ways you can fit ten minutes of brisk walking into your life. You don’t have to go to the gym, wear sportswear or start expensive fitness programmes to get the benefits of an active lifestyle, walking counts too!

You can get involved by downloading the free Active 10 app which shows how much brisk walking you are doing and where you can fit ten minute bursts of brisk walking into your day. The app also sets brisk walking goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going.

One You Islington website also contains a number of walking groups, routes, maps and tools for you to integrate more walking into your day, and get to know Islington better.

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