Nov-Dec 2017

Healthy Peterborough

Active 10 app

Evidence shows ten minutes of walking at a brisk intensity each day can help prevent cancer, heart disease and poor mental health.  

Public Health England's are encouraging people to do brisk 10 minute walks with Active 10 app.  Building 10 minutes continuous brisk walking into their day as a simple way to improve their health. 

The app is particularly aimed at those who have an inactive or low activity lifestyle and may find incorporating activity into their day challenging. The ‘Active 10’ app has been developed to show how much brisk walking a person is doing each day and how to incorporate more of it into their lifestyles.

We know that inactivity can lead to a whole host of health implications. But simply incorporating regular 10 minute brisk walks into everyone’s day can make a world of difference to both health, as well as general wellbeing. Plus, it is free! What could be better!

The free app combines walking intensity and time, rather than just distance or steps and is the first of its kind. It helps people gradually introduce more activiy into their daily routine, with goal setting advice and motivational tips. It has already helped 50,000 adults get more active. 

Middle aged health at risk as over 740,000 adults in East of England do not manage a brisk ten minute walk each month. Physical inactivity amongst adults contributes to one in six deaths in the UK 3 and is costing the NHS over £0.9 billion per year.

The Active10 app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play
 

 

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust