May 24 2006 Walking Newsletter
Welcome to the Bellaonline Walking Newsletter!
Did you know that if you make small changes to your lifestyle - like walking once a week – this will add months to your life? Walk several times a week and that changes to added years!
"Walking is the nearest activity to perfect exercise".
Professor J Morris and Dr Adrianne Hardman, 1997
Check out the latest article http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art17474.asp foot care. It is important to look after your feet. There are guidelines on choosing new http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18057.asp footwear too.
Remember to always buy your shoes in the afternoon as all our feet swell slightly during the day. Walking shoes are the ONE thing you want to be comfortable so take your time and don’t be persuaded by the latest fashion trends.
Go for comfort and stability every time!
If you are moderately overweight then why not try the ten week http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art29236.asp walking plan.
It is simple to follow and progresses in easy stages.
You are in charge of your body so give it a treat -start walking and reap the health benefits.
Not sure where to walk. If you suffer from hay fever then walk inside on a treadmill . They often have different programmes which you can set to include a slight gradient when you are ready for a more challenging walk.
Walk outside in the parks – these are good because they usually have well maintained level paths or join a local walking group.
To get yourself into a more positive frame of mind about your walking read these http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31090.asp tips.
If you have children, or nephews and nieces why not get them interested in walking. A pedometer or step counter could be an ideal birthday present.
For ideas on using http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art30065.asp step counters. They are a good way of getting children interested in walking – they are surprised at how few steps they can take in a day.
If you would like to send someone a postcard, then log on to http://www.bellaonline.com/code/postcards/sec_index.asp?sec_id=301 walking postcards
If you have been out walking then why not relax and try a quick word game http://www.bellaonline.com/code/ws/index.asp?id=301 walking word scramble page .Maybe you are a fan of jigsaw puzzles? if so - have a go at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24295.asp jigsaw puzzle. Have fun!
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Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!
Hellie T. http://www.bellaonline.com/site/Walking Walking Editor
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