National Walking Month

Did you know that May is National Walking Month?

No, I didn't either but we love walking and exploring the outdoors so it's a great excuse to maintain these healthy habits and take a few extra strolls with the kiddies!! And it's free!! ;)

Why not organise a walk with other Home Educating friends and families? There are so many benefits in bringing the classroom outdoors. Walking is a great way to keep fit and have a healthy heart,  so you could discuss healthy eating and exercising with the kiddies whilst on your walk so they gain an understanding about how important it is to keep active!

With the lighter evenings May is a great time to get out and about for a lovely evening walk. You could explore your local park or woods. Perhaps you'd prefer to drive to a local beauty spot.

Maybe you'd love a stroll or why not have a brisk walk, in fact it is said that a brisk walk of 30 minutes everyday can reduce your risk of a stroke by 27% also lowering bad cholesterol.

There are many other benefits to walking such as losing weight, lowering the risk of dementia in the elderly and increasing your vitamin D levels.

The kiddies will love walks too as they notice things around them which could lead to new discussions. 

It gives them more opportunities to be sociable and interact with different people. Making walking seem fun and enjoyable will instil in them a love of keeping active and help maintain their healthy lifestyle. 

I've noticed that when my children are out walking it gives them the freedom to choose where they want to go and what they want to look at. They don't get the same opportunity as we are driving along in the car.

 Where will you go walking this month? All these photos are from my home town of Huddersfield and the secret places we like to take a little wander.

Hope you all enjoy your walks this month! :)