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Council launches new drive to encourage adults to get more active

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a new local drive which aims to get people walking briskly every day in bursts of ten minutes or more.

Just ten continuous minutes of brisk walking every day gets the heart pumping and can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood.

Over time, it can lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Whether you're walking to work, stepping out at lunchtime, walking to the shops or local park or taking the dog for a walk, there are lots of ways you can fit ten minutes of brisk walking into your life.

Laurie Fergusson, public health lead for healthy lifestyles at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "You don't have to go to the gym, wear sportswear or start expensive fitness programmes to get the benefits of an active lifestyle, walking counts too!"T

here is a free One You Active 10 app which shows how much brisk walking you are doing and where you can fit ten minute bursts of brisk walking into your day. The app also sets you brisk walking goals and provides hints and tips to keep you going."

Search 'Active 10' online to find out more or to download the app.