Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and don’t cause blisters will do.
Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart and lungs healthier, and extend your life.
You don’t have to walk for hours. A 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits. If you’re not very active but are able to walk, increase your walking distance gradually.
If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.
Living in Park Wood means easy access to Maidstone’s Mote Park, where we are to be found doing our regular Lakeside circuit three to four times a week.
As you notice improvements to your health you may like to walk with others. It can be useful to join in with others on walks local to you and stay motivated. Walking for Health can be a great way of meeting like minded people in your neighborhood.
The Ramblers work to bring the benefits of walking to people across Britain and protect and expand the places where people love to walk. The Ramblers, formally known as The Ramblers’ Association, is the largest walkers’ rights organisation in Great Britain, and aims to represent the interests of walkers.
The Ramblers run hundreds of walks each week – from short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside. You can find details of their walks on their website, with varying degrees of dificulty and a choice of distances covered.
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