Virtually every month we receive reports issued by Public Health England, the National Health Service or similar organisations regarding the appalling state of the nation’s health. Whether it is about obesity level of children or lack of brisk exercise in the older generation. It all comes together to create a picture of how unhealthy we are as a nation.
Our shopping habits have changed – we do our big shop at the supermarket for which we take the car. However, when we need a couple of little things from the local shops we will still take the car, even if this is only half a mile away.
For whatever reason, we have got into the habit of driving our kids to school, even if it is only half a mile away. Its crazy – I witnessed someone leave their house and drive about 400m to the school where, due to parking restrictions and congestion, they had to then drive a little further to park. Before walking about 400m back to the school with their child!
CanTheCar is about encouraging people to leave the car at home and walk to the local shops or walk the kids to the school. You may even find that it is quicker due to no parking issues and more sociable as you will meet other liked minded people. It is about not going for that Sunday afternoon drive but a walk instead or maybe taking a short drive to a beauty spot then walking. But more importantly – it is about giving yourself and your children the most important thing in life – health.
Join us – send in your photos of you out walking – by email or put them up on Instagram @CanTheCar #CanTheCar. We will regram as many as we can.