Walk Of Life

The benefits of regular brisk walking as part of a healthy lifestyle have been recognised for years. Walking remains one of our most accessible and directly beneficial forms of exercise. Regular brisk walking helps to:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • improve strength, stamina and suppleness
  • stimulate your bowels and keep them regular
  • prevent osteoporosis
  • reduce high blood cholesterol levels
  • reduce high blood pressure
  • reduce the risk of stroke by up to 50%
  • reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 40%
  • reduce anxiety and tension
  • improve the quality of sleep.

As with so many forms of exercise, the trick is simply to get into the habit. If you’re not a regular walker, nobody expects you take a three-mile hike tomorrow. But by taking it gradually – starting with just a 15-minute stroll and then building up as and when you feel comfortable – you’ll be surprised at how quickly walking will become a part of your normal routine.