Benefits of Walking

BENEFITS OF WALKING


Never underestimate the power of walking! 👣 Walking has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers (NHS).

Aim for around 10,000 steps per day

There are lots of apps and gadgets on the market to help you measure your activity. Why not try the NHS Choices 10,000 Steps Challenge?

 

Walking is great for fluid drainage and circulation (venous return and lymphatic drainage), weight loss, stress management, sleeping, muscle strength (reduces risk of osteoporosis), joint health and general fitness levels. 

Don't forget to stretch - patients often think they don't need to stretch after walking, but it is very important you do.

 

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