Apps and aids

There’ a wide range of equipment and gadgets, some of them free, to help you get a better workout from walking-out!

Pedometers cost from few pounds upwards and can be carried in your pocket, measuring how many steps you take on your walk – or during your day if you want. Aim to work up to 10,000 steps a day over time.

Smartphone pedometers and apps can be downloaded for free . They’ll tell you the distance walked and calories used – like a gym machine, but more fun. You can set a daily steps target and find out what percentage you’ve done throughout the day.

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