Why Walk?

There's no doubt about it, being active is good for you. It's good for your health, general well-being, improves mood and gives you more energy. So, by taking part in at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week, your health will benefit, walking is the perfect activity to get you started.

 

The benefits of regular physical activity:


• Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• Lowers blood pressure
• Reduces cholesterol levels
• Reduces body fat
• Enhances mental well-being
• Increases bone density, hence helping to prevent osteoporosis
• Reduces the risk of cancer of the colon
• Reduces the risk of non insulin dependant diabetes
• Helps to control body weight
• Helps osteoarthritis
• Helps flexibility and co-ordination reducing the risk of falls


The best thing about walking is that not only will you benefit from the
above, you won't need any specialist equipment, just a comfy pair of
shoes and water. Best of all it's free! If walking alone, let someone
know where you're going, or better still take someone with you.

 

ID: 41 Revised: 22/12/2010