Physical health benefits of walking

When it comes to improving your fitness levels for both your physical and mental health, walking can be a great place to start. If you are looking for inspiration from others then look no further than who is on an incredible walking and running journey and is also one of the many incredible motivational speakers that you could have come along to your business or group to talk about his adventures.

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Walking has many incredible health benefits including the following:

  • Reducing your weight and body fat
  • Boosting your muscles mass and strength
  • Increasing your endurance level and stamina
  • Improving your cardiovascular fitness
  • Strengthen your bones

As a result of all of these improvements, walking can also help to reduce your risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease to name just a few.

In order to start noticing the benefits of walking you only need to start with around twenty to thirty minutes a day and this does not need to be at a fast pace. Just a leisure walk of an evening or perhaps during your lunch time at work will see you fitness levels and overall physical health start to increase.

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One of the great advantages of walking over other fitness activities is that it does not require any specific equipment, skill levels or money to be spent. It is also low impact which means that it is suitable for those just starting out on a fitness regime as well as being an activity that you can enjoy with the whole family and even your canine friends. This also makes it perfect for those who are overweight or elderly as it has a low impact on your cardiovascular system and your joints. It is also an activity that you can complete by yourself if you look forward to some time alone with your own thoughts and nature or you can join a local walking group.

Start by walking little and often, perhaps ten minutes up to three times a day during your breaks at work or think about walking the children to school rather than taking the car or walk to the local shops. You can then start to increase the amount of time you are out walking or the distance that you walk for. Before you know it you will happily be walking for longer periods of time and exploring new environments at the same time.


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