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National Walking Month

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May is National Walking Month, and whether you decide to walk the kids to school, walk to work or simply take the dog on a longer walk than usual, it all counts towards a healthy heart and a healthier lifestyle by increasing energy, reducing stress and improving sleeping patterns.

Walking is one of the cheapest and simplest forms of exercise, and can have huge benefits particularly for your heart.  Walking can help reduce blood pressure, tone muscle, strengthen bones and control your weight.

In addition, walking can also help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, which is still the UK’s biggest killer, responsible for around 82,000 deaths every year.  One hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity activity a week, such as a brisk walk, will bring health benefits including helping to reducing stress and increase general wellbeing.

Getting active through walking is great for your physical health and emotional wellbeing.  Walking can bring multiple benefits, it not only helps reduce the risk of developing a number of health related problems including coronary heart disease, cancer and stroke, it can also help you to relax, reduce stress and anxiety, and can help improve your strength, flexibility and balance.

Visit http://www.walkinginlincs.co.uk/index.php to choose from hundreds of idyllic Lincolnshire walks.

 

Updated 22/05/2018