Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of suffering from mental health issues, and staying active helps those who are feeling down to recover. In older people, staying active can also improve cognitive function, memory, attention and processing speed, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
Kath, a walker with bipolar disorder, says: "Walking has always been there for me, my confidence has grown immensely. I'm a totally different person now than I was ten years ago, and I owe so much of that to walking."
With staying active more important than ever during current the COVID-19 lockdown, for both mental and physical health, the Ramblers have launched their #RoamSweetHome campaign, celebrating the brilliant community spirit, creativity, ideas and energy shown by Ramblers’ supporters and its 100,000 members across the country.
#RoamSweetHome offers lots of great advice, activities and entertainment, all in line with official Government guidance on social distancing and safe exercising. Sign up to the #RoamSweetHome programme to receive weekly inspiration, ideas and updates.