I really enjoy walking. It provides an opportunity to get outside, enjoy some fresh air and see places I haven’t seen before.

The other week I stomped round Heybridge Basin on a grizzly afternoon. It was wonderful.

Even in sticky, winter weather, getting outside is good for the body, mind and soul of anyone who takes the time to do it. The Daily Mile is an initiative to get nursery and school aged children outside.

The aim is ‘to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.’

Thousands of schools have signed up and are encouraging the children in their care to spend 15 minutes in the school day walking or jogging.

The benefit to the children and staff has been amazing and there has been improvements to physical and mental health.

It is so good to encourage our children to care about their health, but must it stop there? Life can be so busy, we quickly go from one task to the next, rarely stopping for breath. We go to bed, wake up and it starts again.

Our physical and mental wellbeing is important, we cannot run on empty. There are 48 weeks left of this year, just imagine how great we will feel finishing 2019 having travelled over 300 miles, seen new things and taken time for ourselves every day.

We teach our young people so much; maybe today we can learn something from them.