Walk to a healthier heart

Taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes, 5 times a week can help boost your mood and strengthen your heart and muscles.

Try the challenge for 4 weeks and let us know how you get on.

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What is #TRYit?

We all know that life has its ups and downs. Many of us make plans for the future that includes the 'ups' but we often don’t anticipate the 'downs' in quite the same way.

When we're inevitably confronted with life's challenges, some of us appear better equipped to deal with them than others. This inner strength is resilience.

Like any skill, resilience can be learned, it just takes some practice.

Our #TRYit challenges help tackle some of the basic foundations of resilience, like taking moderate exercise, getting sufficient good quality sleep and giving ourselves some ‘me time’ so that we can set ourselves up to thrive.

The Challenge: #Walk30

Regular exercise has a big impact on your health and how you feel. Pledge to join the challenge by simply going for a brisk walk, for 30 minutes, 5 times a week, for 4 weeks!

The Walk30 #TRYit challenge starts on 3 April 2017 and we’ll be here to support you each step of the way. What are the rules? Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Expert Advice

Kris Robertson, one of our Muscles, Bones and Joints Physiotherapists, shares with us some of the benefits of the challenge that you may experience:

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Having a stronger heart:

Exercise works your heart and makes it stronger over time. Having a stronger heart will mean your resting heart rate is lower as it doesn't need to beat as fast. Having a strong heart helps to improve blood flow to all parts of the body.

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Building strength:

Brisk walking builds strength in many muscles including the lower limbs. Some may even find their core muscles become strengthened through regular brisk walking.

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Prevention:

Brisk walking for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week will help give you a stronger heart which can lower the risk of some heart diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

Are you ready to #Tryit?

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Win a Tom Tom 3 Spark Music watch

Enter your details below so we can send you handy tips and helpful information to support your #Walk30 challenge. You'll also be in with a chance of winning one of three Tom Tom Spark 3 Music watches. Terms & Conditions apply

AXA PPP healthcare Group Limited will use the personal information that you provide to enter you into the free prize draw to notify you if you are a winner.

When you enter this competition, you’re agreeing that we can get in touch now and again using these details. We’ll let you know about other products and services we think you’ll be interested in.

Otherwise, we will assume that you are happy for us to contact you for the time being. You can change your mind at any time by contacting us. By taking part in the free prize draw, you confirm that you consent to the use of your personal information for these purposes.

By making a pledge you agree with the prize draw Terms & Conditions apply

Good Luck!

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