This is the second marker on the Desborough Recreation Ground park walk.
EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS
If you have clicked on to this site, you have walked 470 steps from the start. If you walked that same distance every day for a year you would walk over 97 miles and use almost 8500 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
ABOUT THE DESBOROUGH RECREATION GROUND WALK
The River Wye flows along each side of the Recreation Ground.
It was used as wet meadow grazing land for sheep and cattle until changed to a public area.
Creating an Active Summertime
But this gentle improvement to mind and body are not the only benefits.
Exposure to sunshine means increasing our levels of Vitamin D that is good for bones, muscle and heart health.
Vitamin D can also play an important part in supporting our immune system.
SMALL STEPS, BIG GAINS OVER TIME
There are a total of nine Local Park Walks. There are four in Aylesbury and 5 in Wycombe.
The shortest of the nine Local Park Walks is just 240 steps. It will take 5 or 6 minutes to complete.
Now let’s suppose you were able to walk this distance every day for a year and each step is a yard. In a single year you would walk nearly 50 miles a year!
If you don’t fancy a walk, then stand more. Standing 3 hours a day of a working week that you would normally sit down and you could burn over 10 marathon’s worth of calories!
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