Sport Relief is one of the most well-known charities operating in the UK, they work to bring the nation together in order to get fitness levels up, raise money and help transform lives for those in need.
For this year’s Sport Relief, they are encouraging the British public to get active and have challenged everyone to walk one billion steps within a week. A massive 750 MILLION steps has already been achieved so far so we’re well on time to hit the target. To support the final push, here are a few simple tips to help you walk more!
Walk when you usually wouldn’t
This is an easy one and you can easily up your daily step count just by taking the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator, getting off the train early and walking the rest of the way to your destination and ditching TV/social media for a nice, relaxing walk instead.
Walk faster and around hilly areas
Just by increasing your walking pace and on steep terrain, you’ll burn more calories and feel fitter in no time. Once you’ve become used to an increasing amount of walking, it’ll slowly become the norm and add to the steps every day.
Use a pedometer
If you’re not already checking your steps on a your smartphone, consider investing in a cheap pedometer which helps you count the number of steps you take. Check it several times throughout the day to see whether you’re on target to getting as many steps as possible and it will even motivate you to walk more if you’re low on the step count.
With only a few days before the end of the challenge, get as many steps in as you can. Don’t just hit the target, let’s smash it! #WhateverMovesYou
If you want to get involved and see how you can raise money for disadvantaged people around the world, check out more info at https://www.sportrelief.com/