This is the first marker on the Carlton Close Open Space park walk.
EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS
This is a special local walk created by Buckinghamshire Council in your area to encourage all residents to sit less and move more.
Doing this walk once is good for you. Doing it regularly is even better. If you completed this walk every day for a year, you would cover over 66 miles!
*Based on 1 step = 1 yard
THE BENEFIT OF WALKING
The recent pandemic has made everyone aware how important it is to ensure we have a healthy immune system.
We also know that it has not gone away and may well come back especially during the Autumn and Winter.
Regularly going for a walk helps immune cells perform effectively by increasing blood flow, reducing stress and inflammation, and strengthening antibodies.
And, of course, it means getting outside in the sunshine. This boosts our Vitamin D levels which also helps our immune system.
Creating an Active Summertime
The arrival of Summer with its longer days and sunny weather will encourage those who do little physical activity to get out more.
This is the perfect moment to undertake Local Park Walks by sharing a standing conversation or a park walk and rebuild our physical and mental wellbeing after the past restrictions of the pandemic.
SMALL STEPS, BIG GAINS
If we undertake even a little movement every day, it can build up into a very active lifestyle.
Take this walk for example. As you can see in this weblink or on the marker itself, you will walk miles if you do all or even some of the walk each day.
Local Park Walks is about helping each other to be active. On subsequent markers, just see how far we can go when we move together!
Active Park Walks – part of your new Active Community
Sit less, stand often and move more. These small changes to everyday can make a difference to your long-term health.
After all, EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS