Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and don’t cause blisters will do.
Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart and lungs healthier, and extend your life.
You don’t have to walk for hours. A 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits. If you’re not very active but are able to walk, increase your walking distance gradually.
If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.
Living in Park Wood means easy access to Maidstone’s Mote Park, where we are to be found doing our regular Lakeside circuit three to four times a week.
As you notice improvements to your health you may like to walk with others. It can be useful to join in with others on walks local to you and stay motivated. Walking for Health can be a great way of meeting like minded people in your neighborhood.
The Ramblers work to bring the benefits of walking to people across Britain and protect and expand the places where people love to walk. The Ramblers, formally known as The Ramblers’ Association, is the largest walkers’ rights organisation in Great Britain, and aims to represent the interests of walkers.
The Ramblers run hundreds of walks each week – from short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside. You can find details of their walks on their website, with varying degrees of dificulty and a choice of distances covered.
‘Make Your Mark’ interactive painted map
Working with Solent Showcase Gallery, we’ve supported Southampton-based illustrator and mural artist Nathan Evans in illustrating a map of Southampton on the floor. We caught up with Nathan to hear a bit more about his process and how he found painting […]
Last year, we talked a lot about formats…
Last Spring, you may remember we embarked on a formats trial which saw nine of our products trialled in up to five new formats. Hundreds of you got involved and we were so grateful to receive lots of useful feedback on what worked for you and what […]
Data Discoverability catalogues published
Last week we published our Data Discoverability with Geo6 blog, which followed one of four data-related projects being brought together by the Geospatial Commission to maximise the benefits of geospatial data for the UK. The Data Discoverability project is […]
OS Open Zoomstack released today
OS Open Zoomstack is now available as a fully supported open data product. Thanks to the 1200 people who took part in our trial and gave us feedback and helped bring this product to life. What is OS Open Zoomstack? A comprehensive vector basemap of Great […]
What is a chronometer when it’s at OS?
Built around 1852, this precision timepiece on the wall at OS HQ has intrigued many of us here. According to the accompanying plaque, this Dent Master Chronometer was the standard on which all other mobile chronometers owned by OS were checked against before […]
Data Discoverability with Geo6
Lisa Allen, Head of Data Management and Requirements in the OS Data Office, shares her insight on the recent Geo6 workshop. As the first of four Geospatial Commission projects looking to improve the quality, accessibility and usability of all UK […]
RED January at OS
Inspired by the life-changing effect that a physical challenge had on her mum’s mental health, Hannah Beecham founded RED January to help people boost their own mental and physical health. From humble beginnings in 2015 comes a growing community of […]
Three weeks to sign up for our technical workshop
Do you want to know more about OS data, how to make then most of it and partnering with OS? Why not come along to our technical showcase to find out more and meet our Inside Sales team. Inside Sales work closely with the majority of OS’s SME Partner […]
- Feed has no items.