Walking can change lives

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Dementia research published in The Lancet this week suggests that ‘attention to optimum health early in life might benefit cognitive health late in life’.

Inactivity is a risk factor for dementia, yet walking to school or work is a simple way to build more activity into our everyday routines.

Walking is good for mental health as well as physical health, and making one small change to our day can have a huge impact on our lives.

Living Streets organises the nationwide Walk to School and Walk to Work Weeks, as well as the well-established National Walking Month in May.

More advice, information and inspiration can be found at www.livingstreets.org.uk.

Tom Platt

Head of Research and Policy,

Living Streets