Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It’s easier than you think to fit into your day!
“Active 10” is an app which aims to encourage people to take brisk walks of at least 10 minutes every day. A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Click here for more information on the app.
Kent Sport has developed 10 walking routes that can be enjoyed from the centre of Kent and Medway’s largest towns. Each route consists of at least one “Active 10”, and – because each one starts from a town centre – is designed to fit around your daily life: work, shopping or meeting up with friends.
Margate town centre to Winter Gardens
Total length: 1.2 miles
No. Active 10s: 2
Margate is a vibrant seaside town, with its sandy beaches and numerous attractions. The seafront provides plenty of opportunities for relaxing walks, with its promenade, gardens and stunning views. The Winter Gardens is a historic concert hall and entertainment venue set in landscaped gardens right on the seafront, and it offers just one of many potential excellent spots for a walk to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This Active 10 walking route is 1.2 miles long in its entirety, consisting of approximately two complete Active 10s if you walk the whole route. However, feel free to walk as little or as much of the route as you feel able to.
From the High Street, head to the seafront and turn right along The Parade. Take a left at the Harbour Arm and walk round to the front of the Turner Contemporary. Walk along the lower promenade, past the Winter Gardens, before turning right to walk up the slope, around the gardens, and head back along Fort Crescent and Fort Hill, back to your starting point.
Why not give this Active 10 walking route a try next time you’re in Margate town centre? Whether it’s during your lunchbreak from work, or taking a break from a shopping trip, this Active 10 walking route is sure to help you move towards a healthier lifestyle.
Active 10 is part of the One You campaign, helping people move towards healthier lifestyles. In Kent, there is the One You Kent campaign. Visit www.kent.gov.uk/oneyou for more information on the campaign. To download the Active 10 app for iOS or Android, visit www.nhs.uk/active10 or search for “Active 10” in the App Store or Google Play.