Here you’ll find walking routes, resources, and guidance for practising mindfulness and self-care.
Walking has a whole range of benefits, not just for your physical health but for your mental health and wellbeing too! It helps us connect with nature, each other, and ourselves, so whatever your reason for going on a walk just know it’s doing you and the planet a whole lot of good.
Being around green or blue spaces has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, and improves productivity, sleep, and overall mood. Whether you’re going for a stroll, stride, or amble, getting outside is a simple and effective way to prioritise your mental health and practice self-care.
Need some guidance? Developed by the New Economics Foundation (2008), the 5 Ways to Wellbeing are evidenced-based actions designed to improve personal wellbeing. Take a look at the 5 Ways to Wellbeing poster below to see how walking can support each of these. How many do you practice regularly?
Check out the GM Daily Mile toolkit to support your walking for wellbeing.
The GM Daily Mile toolkit aims to support people to do a Daily Mile however and wherever suits them with three tailor-made versions: Individual and Family Toolkit, Workplace Toolkit and a Community Organisation Toolkit.
Working at such a challenging time has taken its toll. That is why it is so important that we continue to look after our own wellbeing – to keep building our resilience, to support those around us – and seek help when we need it.
This toolkit has been created to help make it as easy as possible to look after yourself as well as others.