Thursday, 8 January 2015


I know that I have said this before but the most important exercise for everyone is WALKING. Daily walking - 45 minutes if possible - reduces the risk of some cancers but also osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, asthma and stroke. It's good to move your body and helps with weight management if you do it everyday.

It is also easy to fit into your lifestyle -

  • get off your bus a stop or two early in the morning
  • walk at lunchtime even if it is to the sandwich shop
  • walk to and from the station in the morning
  • ditch the car and walk to the shops
  • walk from the bus or tube at your destination
  • walk up stairs instead of taking the lift. 
At the weekend make it a priority to get out there and walk. Wrap up warm, put on your trainers or walking boots and get out there. Explore the neighbourhood you live in or why not take a trip to the countryside or beach and make a day of it. It's a cheap way to exercise - no expensive gym subscriptions you'll still be paying for and not using by the summer and no special equiipment is required.

If you're interested in how many steps you've walked there are many apps out there that will track these for you. For iphone users try Stepz app or Andrioid Noomwalk app. I use Noom Walk and always find it fascinating how many steps I take everyday - you just need to have your phone on you all day or you don't get credit for all those steps!!
In the words of Nancy Sinatra "These boots were made for walking". So what are you waiting for get out there and WALK WALK WALK!

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