The Benefits of Walking

Walking is a great way of getting around that can be part of the daily routine for most people. With ongoing improvements being made to walking facilities, the experience is becoming even more enjoyable.

Walking could actually stop you being late for work - once you have timed your walk, you will always know how long it takes. There are no unexpected queues for tickets or 'leaves on the line' if you are on foot. You should arrive at work happier and more alert - making you more productive (particularly at Monday morning meetings). You could save on travel and parking costs too.

Adults are recommended to do 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week. It will take most people around 15 minutes to walk one mile. Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance is a great motivating tool. You can wear a pedometer all day, every day and record total steps. Or you can wear it just when you go out for a walking workout.