Walking path

Walking is a man's best medicine


The benefits of walking on a regular basis are well documented.

A brisk walk can help you burn calories, lose weight and strengthen your joints and muscles. It’s also shown to help with digestion, boost your immune system and reduce your risk of illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. As well as your physical health, walking also has an amazing effect on mental health, giving you increased energy and boosting your mood. And these are just the start!

The occasional walk during the week or on the weekend, however, is not enough. To enjoy the many health benefits of walking, you need to be walking regularly and at reasonable pace.

So how do you find time to incorporate walking into your everyday?

The good news is, with a little planning, it’s easier than you think.

I’m on a mission to get more people walking on a daily basis. I’ve set up this website to provide tips and ideas to get you out walking as well as provide motivation to keep you going.

Walking is the most accessible form of exercise available.

It requires no special equipment, no training and even better it’s free! So, what are you waiting for, it’s time to get walking!

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

Charles Buxton
One of the main reasons people say they don’t walk regularly is because they don’t have the time. I used to say that too but it’s all about priorities. You need to make walking one of your priorities, then incorporate it into your day and make it a habit. Could you walk to places such as work, school or the shops instead of driving? Could you go for a walk in your lunch break? What about a walk before or after dinner? Think about times where you could incorporate walking into your day.

A walk here, a walk there, it all adds up!

Here are a few suggestions to help you making walking apart of your everyday:



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One step at a time is good walking

Chinese proverb

Making a conscious effort to walk more is the first step.

Now it’s time to get out walking. I recommend starting with small walks and then building up. Set yourself a goal of walking a certain number of steps or a certain distance (if you have a tracker) or if you don’t, set yourself an amount of time to walk. Having a goal will help to keep you focused and motivated.

Once you’ve achieved your original goal on a regular basis then it’s time to up the amount of walking you do. Then

keep increasing your goal

until you’ve reached a level that is going to have an impact but is also sustainable. 7,000-10,000 steps is considered by many experts to be a good walking goal or around an hour a day.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Rohn

So, you’ve started walking more regularly, well done!

Now you need to keep it going. There are lots of reasons that can get in the way of your walking, if you let them. Hopefully, you’re enjoying your walking and that’s enough to make you want to keep going, but if not, then making your walking a habit is key. If it’s part of your routine, even when you’re busy, you’re more likely to do it.

Try and walk at the same time each day. For example, walking at lunchtine or going for a walk after dinner.

Don’t let the rain stop you either, grab a coat and umbrella and get out there anyway. You might surprise yourself and actually enjoy it!

Remember, if you miss a day here or there, it’s not the end of the world. Just make sure you get back on the horse and get out walking the next day!


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