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Walking

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

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