You don’t need a pricey gym membership to torch those surplus calories. So, leave the treadmill behind and get back down to earth. Walking delivers a host of health benefits, strengthening your heart, warding off dementia, and burning between 160 and 240kcals per hour. Plus, a dose of summer sunshine can do wonders, helping you to get your daily fix of that elusive Vitamin D.
Beautiful sights, birds singing, the wind in your hair: okay, perhaps we’re being a little idealistic, but there’s a lot to experience beyond the confines of your car or train carriage. Walking gives you the chance to see and appreciate the things you’d usually miss: to make your journey as scenic as possible, why not make a diversion and visit your local park? Or, if you’re on your way home, drop into a new restaurant or gallery. And remember, it’s a scientific fact that exercise boosts your mood: if you want to make Mondays a little less blue, just put on your walking shoes.
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