Tuesday, 1st May 2018
It increases heart rate and circulation, engages ab muscles, builds bone mass and strengthens arms, shoulders and legs – it’s almost a complete body workout!
As little as 10 minutes of walking can make such a difference to your mood and emotion, as endorphins are released, stress, tension, anger, fatigue and confusion are all reduced.
Putting one foot in front of the other can reduce the risk of glaucoma, halves the risk of Alzheimer's disease (over 5 years) and limits the chances of colon cancer in women by a huge 31%!
Walking is a cheap way of keeping fit and if you don’t fancy doing it alone, why not drag a friend along or take a dog to keep you company? Walking groups are also a great way of meeting new people whilst exercising.
And if you fancy a challenge this month, then why not take part in Pendle Leisure Trust’s ‘Your Mile Your Way’ Day or for the more experienced walker, Pendle Leisure Trust’s Three Peaks Challenge. To find out more about these two activities, visit the News section on the Pendle Leisure Trust website or follow these links: