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Step to it and Walk All Over Cancer this September

People are being encouraged to put their best foot forward, enjoy the late summer sunshine and improve their health and wellbeing by taking part in a national charity campaign.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to Walk All Over Cancer by completing 10,000 steps per day through September - and raising vital funds for continuing research into a cure for the deadly condition.

Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "This is a fantastic initiative and I hope as many local people as possible take part.

"Completing 10,000 steps a day makes a huge difference to someone's physical health and wellbeing, building stamina, burning excess calories and giving them a healthier heart. It also helps protect a range of diseases including cancer.

"Based on the average person's stride, 10,000 steps is 5 miles, or 8 kilometres, and whether it is walking to work, getting off the bus a stop earlier, taking up jogging, giving up lifts and escalators or joining a Walking For Health Group and going for a stroll around one of Wolverhampton's wonderful parks, there are plenty of ways we can all increase our step count on a daily basis."

For more information about the Walk All Over Cancer campaign, please visit Walk All Over Cancer.

People can download stepometers for their smartphones from their app store, with a range of free and paid for apps available.

  • released: Wednesday 31 August, 2016