Stockport Council is urging residents to Get Active in Stockport this summer and download an NHS approved app to help encourage us to be more active.
Nearly 2000 Stockport residents have already downloaded the “Active 10” app to help build activity into their daily lives.
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said:
“Summer is an ideal time to get more active with the family and the Active 10 Walking App is a great tool for people to see how much brisk walking they are doing and encourage them to do more. There are also many great opportunities in Stockport to become more active this summer with our great parks, walking and cycling trails and activities we can all enjoy. See what is available by checking events on our web site and information on our walking pages.”
Ways to get active this Summer
• To get more active by walking download the One You Active 10 app
• More structured physical activity is also available at Stockport’s many leisure centres or gyms and Stockport’s Leisure Key scheme gives access to discounts at Life Leisure Facilities in the area for those who meet the criteria. The ‘I Wish I’d Tried’ programme also provides affordable opportunities and is a great place to start. See www.lifeleisure.net
• Check the What’s On calendar
• Fun ideas for Kids to get Active Sign up to the free Change 4 Life Train Like a Jedi Campaign
• The Active 10 app from One You shows how much brisk walking you’re doing, when you can increase your pace and how you can fit more brisk walking into your day. It also sets goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going. The app combines intensity and time, rather than just distance
• Four out of ten adults (43%) aged 40–60 in the North West walk less than ten minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace. Taking a 10 minute brisk walk each day can help build up towards the UK Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) recommendation of at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. This has been linked to health benefits including a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
• Around 250 million car journeys of less than one kilometre are made per year in Greater Manchester the equivalent of a 15 minute walk