Walking is good for you - that is one thing that all health professionals agree on.
Read through these health benefits - they all come from just taking a very pleasant walk.
Walking for just 30 minutes a day
For at least 5 times a week is an ideal target.
If you find this difficult then remember that you can also take three short walks of 10 minutes a day . This will also bring you these health benefits.
So why not get your friends and family to join you, it will do them the world of good. Set yourself up an informal walking group of friends or family or work mates and find the time to go walking.
Helps you to lose weight - For more details on a walking plan for the very overweight please click here
Maintain your weight
Lowers your blood pressure
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Improves your mood and outlook on life generally
Reduces the risk of diabetes
Actually increases your energy levels
Strengthens your bones
Reduces stress and helps you to sleep better
Reduces the risk of breast cancer
Reduces the risk of dementia
Walking is free, you can walk practically anywhere, with family or friends or by yourself. All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
All these health benefits are yours - all you have to do is walk for just half an hour on five of the seven days in a week.
For more info on the health benefits of walking click here .
To read some motivation tips just click here
If you are just starting to walk then find out more about measuring your stride and pedometers here
Enjoy your walking!