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Public Health England urges middle-aged people to take a 10-minute brisk walk everyday

Officials at Public Health England are urging people ages 40 to 60 to start doing regular brisk walks. Walking briskly, as little as 10 minutes a day, can have a major impact, reducing the risk of early death by 15%.

According to Public Health England, four out of every 10 40 to 60-year-olds do not even manage a brisk 10-minute walk each month. Below are some health estimates from Public Health England, as summarized by the BBC News:

Picture of walking stats courtesy of the BBC

The government agency has created a free walking app called Active 10. The app monitors the amount of brisk walking an individual does and provide tips on how to incorporate more into the daily routine. The app is available in England only but if you are in Canada, we welcome you to download the free Walk10Blocks app (currently available for iPhones or iPod touch with iOS 9.0 or later). The two apps, though originating in two different countries, are apples to oranges – similar, yet unique.

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CBC’s The Early Edition interviews Cheryl Koehn about the Walk10Blocks app

The Walk10Blocks app was featured on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition in Vancouver. Our team would like to extend a warm thank you to Rick Cluff and his production team for the opportunity to promote our app to improve brain and joint health. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button. Please fast forward to 59 minutes and 20 seconds to listen to the interview.