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It’s time to grab your comfy trainers and hit the street for National Walking Month.

This May NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull City Council and partners in the community are working together to host and promote four weeks of fun and exciting walks designed to help people get walking.

Walking briskly for just 10 minutes counts as exercise and can help you feel healthier and happier. If done regularly it’ll improve your overall health and reduce the risk of long term health conditions like heart disease or cancer.

So how fast is brisk? Pick up the pace; if you’re walking briskly you should be able talk but you won’t be able to sing. It’s true, try it!

Even if you’re not active yet, you can get going with the free Active 10 App. The app is handy in that it tracks your walking to tell you when you’re walking briskly and how many minutes you’ve been doing it for.

You can download it here.

Need inspiration? Here are some quick walks which will take you and the family around the city centre and old town. Perfect for a family day out:

Green Space at Pace – Hit the inner city’s nicest green areas in this 1.5 mile walk which takes you from the front of the Maritime Museum, through Queens gardens (where the little ones can spot ducks and other wildlife), past the museum gardens and back alongside Trinity Church.

Riverside Saunter – This 2 mile walk starts outside of the Ferens Art Gallery and takes you along the river Hull, through Humber Street (where you can find lots of galleries) and back past the picturesque Marina.

Shark to Park – Kick off this walk from the shark statue outside the Deep and follow the pathway along the Humber Estuary until you turn off into Victoria Dock. Close by you’ll find Victoria Park which is filled with flowers and local wildlife. Retrace your steps to complete this 1.5 mile walk.

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