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Tips and Tools for the Walk4Wellbeing

Ideas for how to track your progress, fundraise online and connect with other walkers on the day!

Top Tips for Long-Distance Walks

How to track how far you walk?

Whatever distance you walk in July, you can track your progress in a variety of different ways.

An app on your phone is a great way to track your steps and record walking distances, times and routes on a visual map for your friends and family to see. Below are a few examples:

  • Strava
  • Fitbit (there is no need to own a wearable FitBit)
  • Map My Walk
  • Footpath Route Planner

Challenge ideas

  1. If you work from home why not start a fake commute before your working day begins, or at the end of your day.
  2. If you have a dog, that’s a great start to get you out walking everyday. 
  3. Walk to explore, venture to new areas or find some different trails.
  4. Get off your bus or train 1 stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. 
  5. Challenge yourself to walk 5,000 steps a day and then build it up to 10,000!
  6. Save petrol and the environment and walk instead!
  7. Socialise – catch up with a friend or family member on your walk – face to face or via FaceTime (but watch where you are going!) 
  8. Post a walking selfie everyday for 30 days! – which is also a great way to attract more donations. 

Download our Walk4Wellbeing calendar and tick off each day that you successfully go for a walk.

If you don’t want to take on the 30 day challenge, that’s fine, you can walk as little or as much as you want. You could set yourself a distance or count steps to achieve within the 30 days instead. You could arrange a group walk one weekend with your friends and family at a national park or maybe by the sea! It’s up to you.

Fundraising tips

  • Take a daily selfie of you on your walk and post on your social media to attract more donations. 
  • Don’t be frightened or shy to share your fundraising page with work colleagues, friends or family! Let them know you are taking part in a walking challenge and you would appreciate their support. 
  • Why not get your friends and family involved, they can help spread the word and get more people involved! 
  • Create some fun videos on your walks to post to your social media accounts, people will look forward to watching them and it will encourage people to donate. 

Invite others to join

You can copy and paste the message below to post on social media or share with others via email. 

Send a friend message saying:

SignHealth invites you to take part in Walk4Wellbeing to raise awareness of the inequality in mental health services for the deaf community and I thought you might be interested in joining!

The walk takes place from 1st to 31st July 2022, find the details here.

Walk4Wellbeing hashtags

Why not take some photos of yourself and others walking on the day to post on social media or post a selfie using #Walk4Wellbeing #TeamSignHealth