Benefits of walking

"Walking is a man's (woman's!) best medicine"

According to one study of 334,000 people by researchers at the University of Cambridge, just 20 minutes a day cuts your risk of premature death by almost a third.

Yet Public Health England (PHE) has found that four in ten middle-aged adults – six million Britons – are failing to manage even one brisk 10-minute walk a month, increasing their risk of developing potentially fatal illnesses.

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“Taking your brain for a walk is the secret to delaying dementia”.

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Exercise, such as walking, can play a major role in your overall mood as it helps to boost endorphins, or “feel‐good” chemicals in the brain.

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Is walking a good way to lose weight?

The simple answer is “YES”. There is also more and more evidence that managing your weight will reduce your high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

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And if all of that is still not enough reason to go out for a walk, come and join us for one of our Thursday or Sunday walks and just enjoy the social aspect of it. You don’t have to join the Ramblers for the first few walks.

The Walking for Health website provides more information about the health benefits of walking and how it can support specific health conditions.

 

GRANTHAM RAMBLERS HOMEPAGE