Living Streets: Better Shape
Happy National Walking Month!
Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for
pedestrians. This is the second in our special series of
podcasts to celebrate National Walking Month, our
annual campaign dedicated to celebrating and raising
awareness of the benefits of walking.
The month focuses on how walking can take you to
more than just a destination – it can take you to a clearer
head, more family time, hidden treasures in your
neighbourhood, a fatter wallet from savings on petrol
or public transport, and a healthier environment. Each of
the podcasts in this series will focus on a different benefit.
As we get some healthy competition going in the run
up to Walk to Work Week from 12-16 May, we’ll be
investigating in this episode how walking can take you
to better shape.
In this second podcast, we’ll be meeting some of the
people who’ve been getting into better shape through
walking. We’ll meet Mark Higgins, who discovered that
walking was a great way to both get to work and shed
some extra pounds when he took part in Walk to Work
Week 2013 – and learn what happened when he took
it up longer term. We’ll meet Angie, part of a walking
group in Doncaster, which was set up five years ago as
part of a Living Streets project and has kept up the
habit to this day. And we’ll be chatting through some of
our stats expert Tim Fitches’ favourite facts and figures
about walking and how it can improve your physical health.