This is the fourth marker on the Buckingham Park 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.
These short walks are to help you be a little more active. And to remind you the steps can add up if you complete this walk regularly.
This walk is just 410 steps. But if you completed this walk every day for a year, you would cover nearly 85 miles!
BUT MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK TO THIS MARKER TO COMPLETE THE WALK
*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
It is easy to forget to drink plenty of water during the hot weather, but it is important to keep well hydrated.
Drinking sufficient water helps regulate body temperature, maintains cell nourishment and organ function.
And it can improve sleep quality during the hot weather.
SMALL STEPS, BIGGER GAINS FOR LIFE
Being active is not just about our health today but to protect our wellbeing for a lifetime. Evidence tells us that if we stand more than three hours a day we could extend our life expectancy by two years.
And it’s never too late. A recent study showed that if 70 year olds were active 20 minutes a day, then they would reduce the chance of a heart attack in their 80s by half!
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