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Taking the first steps to a healthier lifestyle

Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:55 by Parish Council

A NATIONWIDE campaign encouraging adults to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives is being backed by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day and to help, people are being encouraged to download the 'Active 10' app.

This free app shows how much brisk walking they're doing, when they can increase their pace and how they can fit more brisk walking into their day. It also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep people going, and has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Over 50,000 people have already downloaded the app, which can be found by searching 'Active 10' online.

Councillor Maureen Cook, the Borough's Health Champion, said: "I would encourage people to take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle by downloading this app. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes."

For more information contact Chirag Ruda (The Borough Council's Health Improvement Officer) on 01455 255913, email chirag.ruda@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk or visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/walking

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