One You Hounslow wants to get people into the habit of brisk walking in Hounslow and so we have come up with the Walking Warrior Platinum Challenge! Brisk walking daily for at least 10 minutes at a time helps to improve people’s mood, lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes over time and also reduce the risk of early death by 15% (Source: Public Health England).
In order to take part you will need a smart phone and to download the One You Active 10 Walk Tracker app (available on our Move More page). Once you have downloaded the app you need to set the goal to do 3 ‘Active 10s’ a day – i.e. 3 x 10 minute sessions of brisk walking. The Active 10 app tracks your walking and tells you how many minutes of brisk walking you are doing.
In order to complete the challenge you need to do the 3 Active 10s every day for a whole month and once you have done this the Active 10 app will give you the Walking Warrior Platinum reward. The first 5 people to take a screenshot of this reward and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org will be able to win a prize! (prizes are awarded on a first come, first served basis).
We are planning to launch the campaign at 2:30pm in Lampton Park, Hounslow on Thursday 6th September and we have a professional football player from Brentford FC coming along to help us out so download the Active 10 app and come along!
If you plan to come along to the launch of the challenge on Thursday afternoon please register.
Find out more information including full terms and conditions for the Walking Warrior Platinum Challenge
Our thanks to Fusion, Brentford FC CST and the National Trust for helping support this challenge.