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:

https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/South-Yorkshire-walks-list

 

 

 

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.