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Walking

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  • 1. Walking
  • 2. Did You Know??
    • Walking is suitable for all ages….
    • ..All fitness levels..
    • ..Can be done almost anywhere
    • ..and walking doesn’t cost a thing!
  • 3. Something the whole family can enjoy!
  • 4. As you know..
    • Adults need 30 minutes of physical activity each day
    • Children need 60 minutes of physical activity each day
    • Hey kids, “by walking a little every day, you are closer to reaching this 60 minutes of physical activity”!
  • 5. Guess What!!
    • If you can build up your walking, day by day, every week…
    • You’ll get fitter
    • You’ll become stronger
    • You’ll sleep better at night
    • You’ll have more energy
    • Best of all, you’ll feel GREAT !
    • You and your friends can get together and walk to your hearts content!
  • 6. Even Celebrities go out walking!
  • 7. Important Facts about Walking!
    • Research has shown that walking 30minutes a day adds 1.3 healthy years to your lifespan.
    • Shorter and faster walks (20 minutes) are best for conditioning your heart and lungs.
    • Research has also shown that people who walk approximately 20-25 miles per week outlive those who don’t walk by several years.
  • 8. Why not try walking to school?
    • Walking to school will give you a great start to the day!
    • W.O.W~ Walk on Wednesdays is a new programme primary schools are running to get children more active.
    • See how W.O.W can help you to be a healthier, happier you!
  • 9. The Benefits of W.O.W!
    • Improves alertness and helps you concentrate in classes.
    • By walking to school you are helping to reduce pollution and congestion.
    • Promotes the active learning of your road safety awareness.
    • Develops confidence and independence and encourages socialisation as older  children enjoy the freedom of being with their friends.
  • 10. Get your teachers on board!
    • Talk to your teacher about the W.O.W Programme today and you and your school could be on your way to a healthier lifestyle!
  • 11. Useful Tips for Walking
    • Start slowly, enjoy being out and about and gradually build up to the recommended 30 minutes walking a day.
    • Drink water before and after your walk.
    • Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes/trainers.
    • Loose fitted clothing is advisable for walking.
  • 12. Golden Rules!
    • Be safe
    • Be seen
    • Be street wise
    • Bring your friends along for company
    • ….. And most importantly…..
    • HAVE FUN KIDS!!!

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