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10 brisk minutes
A brisk 10 minutes walking every day can make a difference to your health! Each 10 minutes of exercise continuous exercise is known as an “active 10”.
Brisk walking is easy, just walk at a pace slightly faster than average, that gets your heart pumping. Start with 10 minutes a day and aim to gradually build up more.
Its an easy way to start improving your health and wellbeing, its completely free, just 10 minutes and you!
Get started with the app
Active10 app takes away the guesswork. It shows how much brisk walking you’re doing and how you can do more. It’s easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day and its free to download.
Walk your way to health
A regular 10 minutes can boost your energy clear your head and make you feel better. It can help people who have lower back pain and those at risk of a higher blood pressure.
Its seriously good for long term health and can reduce serious illness.
Frequently asked questions
1.health? Why is walking briskly good for my
here is evidence to show that a brisk 10 minute walk each day brings the following health benefits:
- Increased physical fitness
- Greater ease in performing everyday physical activities
- Improved mood
- Improved quality of life
- Increased physical leanness and healthier weight
- How can I tell that I’m walking briskly?
To be walking briskly, you should feel like you’re starting to be slightly out of breath. The easiest way to tell whether you’re walking fast enough is by downloading the Active 10 app, which is available for Apple and Android phones. The app will show you when you’re walking briskly during the day and highlight when you could fit in some more brisk walking.
3. Why brisk walking? Wouldn’t something more intense be better?
Research shows that rather than the number of steps taken or distance walked, it’s the combination of the intensity of the exercise and how long you’re doing it for that leads to the health benefits. That’s why we’re focusing on encouraging people to go for at least one brisk 10 minute walk a day.
More intense exercise can benefit those who are able to make the commitment to this, while brisk walking is for people who find it difficult to find the time to fit exercise into their day.