Why Walk?

Walking is good for you and it’s free. Walking into University is an easy way to build some exercise into your day.

Health benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of chronic illness (e.g. heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers)
  • Walking at 3mph for 30 minutes, a 60kg person will burn 99 calories
  • Walking the NHS advised 10,000 steps a day will significantly improve your health

Tips:

  • Wear a good pair of shoes
  • Encourage a neighbour to walk in with you
  • Carry a personal alarm for safety
  • Use well lit routes
  • Avoid walking on the road

Other benefits:

  • Being more active is proven to make people more productive
  • More active people are less likely to need to take sick leave

WalkIt

Available as an iPhone and Android app, WalkIt is an urban walking route planner telling you the;

  • Best route to your destination
  • Amount of steps taken
  • Length of the journey
  • Calories burnt
  • CO2 saved

Visit the WalkIt website