The new workout for body & mind? Absolutely.
The benefits of walking are well documented but some are less obvious than others. Did you know that it can help improve your memory? You may never have to wonder where you parked your car again!
There is a great calorie burn result simply by walking at a pace that gets you a little out of breath but importantly, allows you to carry on chatting.
Walking is right up there alongside swimming, cycling and running when it comes to health benefits.
Get the most out of your walking
Shrug Your Shoulders
Do this before you set off – as they fall, push them back slightly. This relieves tension and promotes good arm motion while walking. You will also look taller and slimmer.
Tuck Your Bum In
Tilt your hips slightly forward to prevent arching your back which can cause back pain.
Don’t look Down
Peering at your shoes puts strain on your neck & back. and will not lift your spirits. We live in a beautiful country, make sure you let it put a smile on your face.
Draw in your Stomach
Engaging your core muscles works the abs, such a simple way to exercise.
Ensure Your Heels Land First
This will keep the stress out of your knees and give you a more powerful push off to enable a faster stride.
Walking for Weightloss
These links are full of great ideas and information, worth a look whatever your reason for walking.
Yes it matters and here is what the NHS have to say:
The Sleep Walk
This is coming up on the 9th July
What better reason to walk?
Now get out there and let me know how much you are loving it!