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."

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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