Welcome to A Step Forward, the Walking newsletter from Bellaonline
Walking is free and easy to do and helps you to lose weight and to get fit.
Your health will greatly benefit from walking.
Reduce the risk of heart disease
Lower your blood pressure
Be an anti-ageing treatment
Reduce your bad cholesterol levels
Improve your mood
Reduce the risk of getting dementia and diabetes
Help you sleep better
Helps to prevent the risk of breast cancer
All this from just walking! The recommended number of steps for you to aim for each day is 10,000.
Does 10,000 steps sound too overwhelming? This is approx 5 miles a day – now this may seem like a lot but you can break it down into more manageable chunks.
Try walking for half an hour at lunch time and then again in the evening.
Walk for 10 minutes in your coffee break, 20 minutes at lunch time and half an hour in the evening.
If you have a dog it is easy – just walk the dog two or three times a day and you will easily do an hours walking
Can you walk to work?
Do you walk to the shops?
Could you take one 30-minute walk before breakfast and another after dinner?
Or just commit to getting up once an hour, every hour throughout the day and walking for five minutes.
Look for ways you can build walking into your lifestyle whether you work in an office, work at home with children for more tips check out
Here are some tips and ideas to get you going and to help you set realistic goals – setting unattainable goals is the most common reason we fail to keep to a weight lose or fitness plan!
Here's the latest article from the Walking site at BellaOnline.com.
Walking to increase your fitness
How to find out whether you are walking at the right pace to increase your fitness levels and lose weight.
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