The Bupa Global Challenge 2012 ‘Get Walking, Keep Walking’ report shows people are shunning walking in favour of the car. The benefits of walking are numerous; it can help you get fitter, helps keep your weight in check, and reduces heart risk and the risk of type two diabetes. It can help lift your mood, reduce car use and instil a sense of wellness. Also, an additional 15 minutes of brisk walking can extend your life expectancy by up to three years. So we wanted to come up with a way of making walking more fun and to encourage people to re-consider the health benefits of walking.
In the UK, we’ve come up with the Bupa Brisk Walk which burns over double the calories used on a regular stroll and increases the heart rate, proving that simply putting some ‘oomph’ into the way we walk can really pay off!
But we didn’t stop there. We also came up with a fun, slightly more ridiculous walk which we hope will inspire people to think about walking rather than jumping in the car.
Olympic champion Greg Rutherford put these walks through their paces in London across Westminster Bridge. Take a look at the results and see how to try the walks for yourself!