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Walking - Getting Started

Walking for 30 minutes a day (2-3 miles) can help improve your overall physical health, quality of life and mental health.

Even walking at a gentle pace stimulates fat burning, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risks of chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma and some cancers.

Getting Started

For starting out, walking to the shops or train station can provide you with enough motivation.

Step counters can help keep you going by providing daily health targets. Walking provides you with an excellent chance to rediscover local parks, nature trails and reserves.

The NHS has developed a series of pages to help you get more active. These give hints and tips for all activities. Visit the page today and get started!