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Why Walk?

Walking regularly will make you feel good, and is good for your health.  For adults, 30 minutes of walking five days a week dramatically cuts the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers. It also reduces cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure and is good for your sense of well-being.

Did you know?

  • The best news is that walking burns as many calories as jogging over the same distance and, because it is a low-impact exercise, it won’t stress your knees;
  • Walking is good for your heart and lungs, and is great for strengthening your muscles, bones and joints;
  • By walking regularly, anyone can greatly reduce their risk of stroke;
  • Walking helps improve your mood and boosts self-esteem;
  • As you get older regular walking helps maintain flexibility and co-ordination.