Walking more and getting Active Outdoors is all great for your Mental Health this May

02-05-2024

May is National Walking Month!

It's an annual reminder of the benefits of walking and spending time outdoors. As always, we also include people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Walking is proven to be good for our minds, our bodies and the environment. Taking a brisk walk for just 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days per week, can reduce stress and blood pressure, improve sleep, boost your mood and help you manage your weight.

At Active Humber this month we're focussing on children and young people by looking at:

- Walk to School Week and getting behind the national Living Streets campaign to get 60% of children walking to school by 2029

- The new This Girl Can campaign 'Let's Get Out There' is launching in May is looking at being active outdoors, we're looking forward to hearing from some young people around how getting active outdoors has benefited them.

- Mental Health Awareness Week this year is all about movement. Working with our brand ambassadors we'll be sharing how some of our children and young people use movement to help support their mental wellbeing.

Keep an eye out on our social channels, our website and your inbox to find out how you can get involved.

Let's get moving this May!