Here in the UK this May we celebrate National Walking Month, which aims to encourage us to walk more - whether walking to work, walking to school, exploring the countryside, or just walking to get as close to those recommended 10,000 steps a day as you can…
A short 20 minute walk can improve your well-being, and help you think things through away from the distractions of your everyday life.
Switch off, and be inspired by Living Streets’ campaign this year to #Try20 – that’s 20 minutes a day, so jump off the bus a couple of stops early, pop out at lunchtime to your nearest park, walk up stairs instead of taking the lift.
UK charity Living Streets want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness – making walking the natural choice. Get outside, and enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings! Join thousands of people across the UK and pledge to #Try20 this May.
We hope our Brisk sneakers inspire you to #Try20! - Here are a few of the Men's collection:
We asked some of our customers to tell us why they chose to take their Po-Zu shoes out for a walk…
Walking benefits, from the Living Streets’ website:
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Walking initiatives boost local economies and bring high streets to life. People want to live in places designed with everyone in mind, not just cars.
TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
Encouraging people to walk journeys of under two miles would significantly reduce carbon emissions, congestion and improve air quality.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL ECONOMY
Sedentary lifestyles are the greatest risk to today’s generation. Inactivity costs the UK economy £20 billion every year. Walking just 30 minutes five times a week can help reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
As Friedrich Nietzsche famously said: “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking”.
Read more of our favourite walking quotes here.
And find out how Po-Zu shoes got one man walking again after a rather horrible motorcycle accident here.