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Could you fit a 10 minute brisk walk into to your day?

Image for the Active 10 campaign which says 'Turn a 10 minute walk into 10 minutes' exercise'

Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our day.

But a daily brisk walk of just ten minutes can make a huge difference to your health, it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

50,000 people are already on their way to a healthier lifestyle as they have downloaded the ‘Active 10’ app. This free app shows how much brisk walking you’re doing, when you can increase your pace and how you can fit more brisk walking into your day. It also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going, and has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

So why not join them? Visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10 to find out more and to download the app.