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National Walking Month

May 5, 2022 10:00 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Walking in bootsMay is the National Walking Month and we are being encouraged to walk for 20 minutes each day.

Walking is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger - whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process!

You can find a list of walks in Bedford Borough at https://www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/walking-and-cycling/promoted-walks/ and across Bedfordshire at https://bedfordshirewalks.co.uk.