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May – National Walking Month

April 30, 2020

Did you know that May is a National Walking Month?

Walking, especially now more than ever is so important to keep us fit and there are plenty reasons why we should get up and move around including health benefits and reducing pollution levels. There is now another really good reason to start walking – you will be helping charities with a good cause and raising awareness.

The National Walking Month is a part of “Just Walk” project organised by British Heart Foundation and is an annual event. Just Walk is a simple and easy way to raise funds for life saving heart and circulatory disease research.

In the 1960s, one in two people died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK, ripping them away from their loved ones. We’ve battled against this disease for over 50 years through decades of research and discovery. The work of BHF has transformed heart attack care, progressed genetic testing for inherited heart conditions and developed new treatments for babies born with heart defects. Today, we’re winning but there’s a lot more still to be done:

  • One in four people still die from heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
  • Surgery techniques can still be improved.
  • Many babies still struggle with a congenital heart defect.
  • And there are exciting developments in genetics and stem cell technology yet to be found, which could revolutionise the treatment of many heart conditions.

If you’d like to be a part of Just Walk community and help raise the funds for such needed research, you can sign up HERE. On the BHF website you can also find walking ideas, our favourites are walks on old railway lines and woodland walks!

Railway walks

While all operations at our conference centres and event venues are suspended and most of us are stuck indoors, we all try and go for our daily walks – Rachel does her daily 5 miles walk in the Epping forest, Jenny does her power walking around the parks in South London and Valeria enjoys her walks with lovely city views around Royal Victoria Docks.

Docks and city

Hopefully we’ll be back in our conference venues soon enough and back to our normal 10k steps a day looking after our meeting rooms, training rooms, workshop venues and all other event spaces!

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