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UK public encouraged to walk just 20 minutes a day

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that adults should carry out a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per week to stay healthy.

However, a recent survey by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, has found that nearly half (45%) of the nation is reluctant to even make a 20-minute journey on foot.

In response to these figures, Joe Irvin, Chief Executive at Living Streets, is encouraging the British public to add twenty minutes of walking onto their daily routine as part of National Walking Month this May:

"There's no doubt that keeping active is good for our health, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to start spending hours in the gym.

At Living Streets, we believe that everyday walking is a great way to improve your health and the way you feel. That's why we are urging everyone in the UK to join our #Try20 campaign this May. Walking for twenty minutes a day can make a huge difference to the way you feel, and cuts your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and depression. By making this small step you will experience a big difference, both physically and mentally."

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