Why not try walking to work, school, the shops, the cinema... anywhere you can get to on foot?

It's the easiest and cheapest form of exercise there is, and there are lots of benefits to getting out and about in the fresh air. Whether it's 20 minutes or 2 hours, walking can improve your mood, clear your head and help with mental wellbeing. Take a leisurely stroll or set off on a power walk to raise your heart rate.

And if you live a bit too far to walk to and from work, you could always walk to the nearest bus or train station – it’s an easy way to build walking into your day-to-day journeys.

Go on, you've got the world at your feet.

 
 
 
 

Need some inspiration?

 
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“It’s a good way to spend time with a friend rather than just being sat in the house.”

Paula and Carol made walking home from work part of their weekly routine.

 
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“Once you leave the house you just have to do it – you can only go forwards – just give it a try.”

Rebecca made walking part of her daily commute to work from Liverpool City Centre to Bootle.

 

We've also got a dedicated Arrive Happy Facebook page, so check it out and don't forget to Like and Follow us to receive regular updates, tips and information about walking to work.

More information about walking

Check out www.walkit.com for walking routes in and around the Liverpool City Region.

To find out more about the benefits of walking, including tips for getting started visit Fit For Me and Living Streets – the national charity committed to creating a nation of walkers.