National Walking Month

By Everybody Sport May 12, 2016

National Walking Month

May is all about getting active and walking and if the weather stays as it is, what better way to get active by walking, its free, it can be done at your own pace, at home or out and about, a great all over workout.

What ever you enjoy, whether its a leisurely, brisk or a fast pace walk all methods will make such a difference to your health and fitness levels.

Walking is a great form of exercise to complete on your own, why not have a bit of you time, have some peace and quiet, fresh air and chill out.

Some people like to walk with a friend and because of how busy peoples lives have become we find it hard to fit in exercise as well as seeing family and friends on top of everything else that needs to be done. This is a great way to combine the two, catch up with friends as well as burning lots of calories.

Why not get the whole family involved, build it in to your weekends and it will soon be part of your routine as well as keeping everybody active.

The Benefits of increasing your physical activity:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis, obesity
  • Joints, tendons and ligaments are more flexible
  • Help maintain a healthy weight
  • Increases your energy levels
  • Helps to relive stress, anxiety and depression
  • Reduces the chances of getting cancer

Fancy something different? How can we help?



Everybody Sport and Recreation offer Nordic walking sessions, this is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what nordic walkingwas originally used by
super fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer and winter months. At Everybody we have qualified Nordic Walking instructors to lead you on exciting trails and landscapes.


It reduces the strain on knees and joints
It’s suitable for all levels
It’s great for back, neck and shoulder problems
Outdoor exercise is proven to have a positive effect on the state of mind

Find out more about the types of courses we offer and how to get started:

Walking FootballShavington WF Group playing the game

Want to… Have Fun? Improve your health? Socialise with friends? Then come and join us for Walking Football at an Everybody centre near you! No previous experience required, just enthusiasm to enjoy an hour of fun!

To book contact you local leisure centre: