October 7, 2013 1 Comment
Yes, FREE!!! and who doesn’t love a bargain?
So what’s this secret exercise?
Walking. It can help transform people’s health according to The “Walking Works” report by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you have been dithering over whether to start being more physically active then you need to read that report and stop making excuses.
“Being active also slashes the risk of getting these serious diseasesby 20-50%:
• heart disease
• type 2 diabetes
• colon and breast cancer
• Alzheimer’s disease.12, 13, 14” Walking Works summary report (1.2MB, PDF)
Not only could it help improve your health it can also improve your social life. If you would rather not walk alone then Walking for Health offers free, local easy walks tailored to you. It has also been shown that encouragement and support from a group can increase motivation to exercise. Walking outside can also be a great way of getting your daily dose of vitamin D.
If you fancy walking alone (and sometimes it is lovely to have time by yourselves) then have a read of this blog post Walking your Way to Fitness
Whether you walk alone, with friends, with grandchildren or with the dog walking counts as part of the 150 minutes a week of physical activity you should be aiming for.
“ If a medication existed which had a similar effect to physical activity, it would be regarded as a wonder drug or a miracle cure.”
Sir Liam Donaldson, The former Chief Medical Officer of England
Before starting any new exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise changes with them.
For more information on Personal Training in the Farnham area, please go here Whole Life Fitness, Personal Training for the over 50s. This will open a new browser window.