Walking is a good form of exercise which easily fits into a
daliy routine and can be undertaken at a level to suit you.
If walking for 30 mintues seems a bit too daunting to begin
with, the good news is that it can be broken down into smaller,
more manageable chunks and can gradually be increased. For example,
walking for 15 mintues twice a day, has similar benefits to walking
for 30 mintues a day.
Good ways to incorporate walking into your daily routine
- Walking to work - if it is too far to walk,
why not try parking further away and walking the rest of the way,
or getting of the bus a stop earlier? Walking can mean that you
feel more alert when you arrive at work and helps you to wind down
at the end of the day
- Walking to the shops - while this might not be
practical for a big supermarket shop, why not walk to your local
shop for small purchases?
- Walk the children to school - this way you
will both benefit from the exercise and you will help reduce the
number of cars around the school. Research shows that children who
walk or cycle to school arrive more alert and better able to
participate in lessons.
- Go for a walk in your lunch break - this will
help to clear your mind and relief any stress
If you don't fancy walking by yourself or want to meet new
people, try one of the walks organised by the Walking for Health