Take steps to get walking

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Dementia research published in The Lancet recently suggests that attention to optimum health early in life might benefit cognitive health late in life.

Inactivity is a risk factor for dementia.

Yet walking to school or work is a simple way to build more activity into our every-day routines.

Walking is good for mental health as well as physical health.

Making one small change to our day can have a huge impact on our lives.

Living Streets organises the nationwide Walk to School and Walk to Work weeks, as well as the well-established National Walking Month in May.

More advice, information and inspiration can be found at www.livingstreets.org.uk.

Tom Platt,

Head of Research and Policy,

Wentworth Street,

London.