Walking fitness – updated 2022
The Active 10 app physical activity campaign is encouraging adults to build 10 minutes continuous brisk walking into their day as a simple way to improve their health. This is particularly aimed at those who have an inactive or low activity lifestyle and may find incorporating activity into their day challenging. The ‘Active 10’ app has been developed to show how much brisk walking a person is doing each day and how to incorporate more of it into their lifestyles.
Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Medical Director at PHE in 2017, said:
“I know first-hand that juggling the priorities of everyday life often means exercise takes a back seat.
“Walking to the shops instead of driving or going for a brisk ten minute walk on your lunch break each day can add many healthy years to your life. The Active 10 app is a free and easy way to help anyone build more brisk walking into their daily routine.”
The free app combines walking intensity and time, rather than just distance or steps and is the first of its kind. It helps people gradually introduce more activity into their daily routine, with goal setting advice and motivational tips. It has already helped 50,000 adults get more active.
Visit our Active 10 app page to download the free app which shows how much brisk walking you are currently doing and provides tips and encouragement on how to fit ten minute bursts of brisk walking into your daily routine.
You can find lots of useful apps on our Apps and Tools page or if you would like to set some goals to be more active you can speak to one of our health advisors by calling 020 8973 3545
You can also find lots of good information about being active on the NHS Better Health website.