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The Government body tasked with improving the nation’s health says that millions of adults are failing to achieve just 10 minutes of continuous walking per month.

Public Health England (PHE) has compiled figures which show over 6.3 million adults aged 40 to 60 are not managing to register at least 10 minutes of continuous brisk walking each month. Health bosses say this physical inactivity directly contributes to one in six deaths in the UK.

PHE also cited evidence that doing at least one, brisk, ten-minute walk a day reduces the risk of early death by 15%, while the chief medical officer’s recommends 150 minutes of “moderate to vigorous exercise” a week.

In response to the findings, the health body has released a new app called Active 10 which is aiming to encourage more people than ever to reach their daily and monthly activity targets as well as tracking progress over a period of time.


Bromford’s new retirement living homes, catering exclusively for over 55s, are built with all types of lifestyles in mind and have a range of facilities as standard including a fitness gym, activity studio and hair and beauty salon. The onsite café and bistro also has a changing daily menu with freshly prepared seasonal produce for healthy appetites, including tasty vegetarian options.

Penny Downing, Bromford’s director of sales and marketing, said: “These figures from Public Health England are pretty concerning and that’s why we think it’s really important our state-of-the-art retirement living homes are equipped with the latest gym equipment and restaurants offering well-balanced diets to help customers stay active and healthy.

“We will also be encouraging new customers in Stourport and Banbury to run additional activities such as dance classes, yoga and cookery classes as we firmly believe this forms a big part of a lively, vibrant retirement living community.”

Why not check out what one of our retirement living developments can offer you? We’re currently building in Stourport and Banbury and apartments are already selling at the former with expressions of interest being sought for the latter.

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