The busy nature of modern life means that it is often difficult to fit physical activity into our days. The good news is that brisk walking counts as exercise!
Just 10 minutes brisk walking a day can make you feel better in so many ways – it gets your heart pumping faster as well as reducing the risks of long-term health conditions.
The Active 10 app tracks how much walking you do and also tracks how much of your walking is ‘brisk’. Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping faster and makes you feel slightly out of breath
Download the free ‘Active 10’ app to see how much brisk walking you are doing and to help you gradually build this up to multiple ‘Active 10s’ in a day. The app is the first of its kind to show how much brisk walking you’re doing and when you are doing this at a high enough intensity and long enough to get health benefits.
Brisk walking can quickly add up to the recommendation of at least 150 minutes a week of physical activity that the Chief Medical Officer says can help lower our risk of serious illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers.
Whether you’re walking to work or the shops, stepping out at lunch time, or taking the dog for a walk around the local park, there are lots of ways you can fit 10 minutes of brisk walking into your day. Active 10 shows you where you can increase your pace and fit more brisk walking into your day. The app also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going.
The Active 10 app is the first free app to show you when you are walking fast enough and long enough to get health benefits – it combines intensity and time, rather than just distance or steps.
Join more than 600,000 people who have downloaded the Active 10 app and get walking to a healthier you!