This is the first marker on the Booker Recreation Ground park walk.
EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS
If you have clicked on to this site, you have walked around 490 steps. If you walked that same number of steps once a week for a year, you would walk over 14 miles and use over 1200 calories*.
Why not try to get to the next marker?
*Based on 1 step = 1 yard, and an average person uses 1 calorie per 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
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 Active Communities 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 can help 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