People walking on path in the park

National Walking Month May 2024

May is National Walking Month. A brisk daily walk can give your body a boost, lift your mood and make everyday activities easier.  


Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active. A quick walk can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.  


Looking for resources to help get started? 


The Active 10 app from the NHS helps you track how much and how fast you have walked. To keep things interesting, it gives you goals to work towards and rewards your progress. 

Street Tag is a free mobile app where you can join a virtual team and earn points from physical activities (including walking) whether indoor or outdoor. 

The NHS website has tips on getting started and staying motivated. 


It can be difficult to take time out during the working day to stay active but there are small things you can do to make a big difference. 


Park the car or get off the bus early and walk a stretch to work. 

Take a walking meeting or go for a lunchtime walk with colleagues. 

Try a 'fake commute' and go for a walk at the start or end of the working day. Take or make calls whilst on a walk. 

Take the stairs instead of the lift. 


To find out more about how to plan your walking journey or find local walking groups visit Live Well Greenwich.