Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Many residents have discovered new local walks as part of their daily exercise during the Covid-19 lockdowns. We’d like to draw your attention to a free app called GoJauntly (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play), which will not only help you discover new walks, but also enables users to upload and share their own favourite walks.

One feature we particularly like about the GoJauntly app is the “greenest route” function. This allows you to put in your destination and it will automatically calculate the most pleasant route for you… worth trying some alternatives to walking along the Brighton Road! And don’t worry about it adding too much to your journey time… the app will calculate that for you too!

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? It’s the perfect opportunity to get outside, start moving and raise money for charities such as the British Heart Foundation. You can find more information at www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-walking-month-2021.

For tips and hints including how to make the most of your walking time, getting back into walking and the “Couch to 5K Challenge”, visit www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/walking-for-health/.