Stride To Live A Healthier Life - National Walking Month May 2019
Stepping out for just 30 minutes each day can vastly improve your health both physically and mentally. Walking is simple, free, and is the easiest way to lose weight – a definite step in the right direction!
It doesn’t matter which walk of life you’re from, anyone can step out and strive for a healthier and more full-filling lifestyle. Here’s how:
Start simple. Set out and enjoy a 10-minute stroll to get the blood pumping and the endorphins flushing in. Make this trip a habit, increasing the time and distance when you feel comfortable to do so. Walking the children to school, taking a trip to your local shop, or even using stairs instead of a lift are all ideal ways to improve your health – it’s a walk in the park!
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As your confidence and physical activity level grows, why not put on a pair of sensible and comfortable footwear, take a bottle of water and a selection of healthy snacks, and step out on one of the many picturesque walking routes that South Yorkshire has to offer! Go with friends, and thoroughly enjoy a day out with stunning views and great company.
Below is a link with an abundance of walking routes suitable for all levels and abilities:
Walking carries a long list of health benefits:
- Increases heart and lung fitness
- Reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes
- Improves mental health (boosts levels of endorphins and serotonin – ‘feel good’ chemicals)
- Reduces body fat
- Increased muscle strength
- Improves the management of existing conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure
So, what are you waiting for? Take a ‘walk’ on the wild side whilst the sun shines.