A beginner's guide to walking
Free and available from outside your front door, walking is the ultimate outdoor activity all year round.
Memory Walk is a sponsored walk for all ages and abilities to unite against dementia together. #GetOutside in the fresh air on National #GetOutsideDay 2019 and join Alzheimer’s Society at one of their Memory Walks.
Last year, over 107,000 people took a step towards a cure and raised £8 million for people living with and affected by dementia. This year, we want to beat that.
Every 3 minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia, there is currently no cure.
But you can change this.
Every step you take and every pound you raise will help Alzheimer’s Society provide expert information and support to those who need our help – and help us find a cure.
£160 could support over 1300 visitors to our online community hub – Talking Point.
Exercise, like walking, has many physical and mental benefits for everybody – especially for those living with dementia. Research has found that a routine of aerobic exercise and resistance training can improve memory and thinking skills.
Additionally, those who are fit in midlife have either a reduced risk or later age of onset of dementia than someone who is less fit.
“My Grandfather was a strong man, seeing his health deteriorate due to dementia was heart-breaking. I walked in celebration of him and the day was so uplifting. I loved walking with others together in hope for a cure.”
There are plenty of walks to choose from, including the more challenging half and full marathon length walks in London, Portsmouth, Cardiff and South Shields.
Plus, if you're joining a Memory Walk for National #GetOutsideDay don’t forget to use the discount code GETOUTSIDE20 to get 20% off Memory Walks on 28th & 29th September 2019.