This is the third marker on the Buckingham Park park walk.
EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS
If you have clicked on to this site, you have walked 520 steps from the start. If you walked that same number of steps every week for a year, you would walk over 108 miles and use nearly 9500 calories.*
Why not try to get to the next marker?
*Based on 1 step = 1 yard and the average person uses 1 calorie for every 20 steps
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
At the same time, it is important to remember to protect yourself.
Children and adults should wear proper sun protection, especially when the sun is at its strongest between 11am and 3pm. Spend a little more time in the shade during these times and check for burning.
Use at least factor 30 sunscreen.
SMALL STEPS, EVEN BIGGER GAINS TOGETHER
The numbers get really amazing if we are all active together!
If just 250 residents walked 500 steps every day of a year, their combined walk would take you around the world.
And if 100 residents walked just 204 steps once a week for a year, their combined walk would get them from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Or if a family of four walked just 370 paces in total for each day of the year, they would go through the Eurotunnel to France and back again 10 times!
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