Walking is one of the simplest forms of exercise but one of the most effective.
Regular walking is good for you as it tones the muscles of the lower body and exercises the heart and lungs. It doesn’t take long for these muscles to adapt and become stronger; you will soon find everyday tasks much easier as you become fitter.
Walking is better for the joints and spine than jogging or running as there is far less impact that can cause pressure on the discs and joints.
Walking boosts your circulation helping to move the fluids around your body, especially from the lower legs and can prevent varicose veins forming.
Walking boosts the production of “happy hormones” which are natural substances in your body which improve your mood and give feelings of contentment and wellbeing.
The more you exercise sensibly and regularly, the more your body will adapt and improve.
Your body is designed to constantly move, not sit at a desk, behind a steering wheel or on a sofa.