As we live through another lockdown, it is very important to remember that there are still many things that can help us to maintain some sense of normality. Keeping a routine and planning each day gives many people focus for the day. It is vital that we look after our bodies and minds, and there are a few activities that help us to do this. One activity that is easy, family friendly and very beneficial for our physical and mental health is WALKING and being outside.
With all this in mind, I would like to invite all of you to participate in our Family Home Challenge –that is called WALK 1 MILE A DAY.
We will run this challenge from the 6- 28 February, which includes the half term break.
A daily 1 mile walk should take about 15-20 minutes, but of course, your walks can be much longer.
Daily walks can have many benefits to you and your family- spending time together, chatting to each other, being outside and breathing fresh air, and exploring your local area, just to mention a few.
Walk 1 Mile a Day Family Home Challenge:
Enjoy an outdoor break with your children, every day, and feel better for it.
We are all allowed to go outdoors but we have to stay in our local area. Stay together in your household group/ bubble.
Use routes directly from your front door avoiding crowded places such as parks. Or, if you have one, you may decide to stick to your garden.
We all need to try and get outside each day, so dress for the weather and enjoy the winter and spring.
It takes around 15 minutes. Depending on where you live, do it for the amount of time that suits you best while following government guidance.
Once a day. It’s usually best to go when you or the children feel the need to be outside, but you can choose to make it part of a daily set routine if you and they prefer that.
No kit is required – unless you want to change – just wear your normal clothes. Everyone should wash their hands when they get home.
Walking 1 Mile a Day is never a race – you just move at a pace that suits you and your household best.
No need to make it complicated – just enjoy being outdoors doing some physical activity with your children.