Top 10 Benefits of Walking
1) SAVES MONEY
Cut down commuting costs or swerve the crowded bus by walking at least part of your journey to work instead. You don’t have to sign up to expensive gym classes as you can get plenty of activity in for FREE!
2) MAINTAINS A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Regular walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone and strengthen your muscles.
3) DISCOVER NEW PLACES
There are plenty of beautiful walking routes to try across the country or explore your local area by foot, you may discover somewhere new you didn’t even realise was there.
4) REDUCES STRESS
It’s the perfect way to zone-out and rid yourself of any daily stress. Plus, the exercise-induced endorphins released will leave you feeling better than ever by helping to improve your mood.
5) SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
Walk and talk with your friends and family, it’s the perfect way to catch-up and discover new places together.
6) LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Being active can help to lower blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure. This helps to lower your risk of heart problems in the future.
7) INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS
You might sometimes feel like you’re too tired to get out and walking, but keeping active can actually boost your energy and help you feel less tired in the long term.
8) IMPROVES SLEEP
Adding more activity to your daily routine can help improve the quality of your sleep, meaning you feel more rested in the morning. But be careful that you don’t exercise vigorously too close to bedtime, as this might keep you awake.
9) SAVES THE PLANET
You can do your bit for climate change by choosing to ditch the car or train for walking instead and avoiding carbon emissions.
10) HELPS BEAT CANCER SOONER
Remember the money you raise from Walking All Over Cancer this month will help fund life-saving research, bringing the cure to cancer one step closer.