WE WANT Western Telegraph readers to know that May is National Walking Month, so there has never been a better time to head outdoors for a walk.

Walking is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather as well as an easy and convenient way of getting fit and staying healthy.

It can also help people manage type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Being more physically active doesn’t have to involve going to the gym, long-distance runs or intensive aerobics classes.

Getting more active can begin by making small changes to your lifestyle. Walking is something you can fit around your daily life and it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, can make a real difference to your health.

To find out more or to get some hints and tips on getting and staying active, you can visit our website at diabetes.org.uk.

If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can also find information on our one million steps challenge.

It runs between July and September and is a great way of getting into walking and raising vital funds to help tackle diabetes in Wales and across the UK.

So what are we waiting for?

The sun is shining, so let’s get out there and explore!


Director of Diabetes UK Cymru