Travel healthier - walking

Walking is one of the easiest ways for most people to stay active and healthy.

Just 30 minutes of walking every day can increase heart and lung fitness, reducing the risk of chronic and cardio-vascular disease. Walking is also low impact so can strengthen joints and improve muscles without risking injury. Evidence suggests that being out in nature boosts mental health and wellbeing as well as helping with depression and anxiety.

One of the ambitions of the Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign is to increase walking across the county, particularly for shorter journeys and as part of longer ones - such as walking to the station for example rather than driving.

So whether it's a walk to the shops, walking to work or walking for pleasure, we would love you to consider walking more often - which will in turn help make Essex safer, greener and healthier.

We partner with the FREE Go Jauntly walking App so for inspiration on lots of Essex walks, urban and rural, check out GoJauntly online.

Infographic of the benefits of active travel