The Many Benefits Of Walking - Why You Should Give It A Try

There are numerous reasons why you might consider walking as your exercise of choice, from improving your social life if you go walking with friends, right through to the direct health benefits of walking such as lowering your weight and increasing your life expectancy.

Never mind the obvious improvements of a more toned figure, together with significantly better posture as well as the mental benefits of being outside and at one with nature… Why wouldn’t you want to give it a try?

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1. Anyone Can Walk - It Doesn't Get Any Easier!

Exercise gives you a mental boost and walking is a low impact, low skill way of getting this ‘fix’ for free.

One of the biggest drawbacks to most types of exercise is that we’ve been conditioned in to thinking that we aren’t doing something right if it doesn’t hurt. The usual mantra of ‘no gain without pain’ really isn’t relevant to walking as it’s also pain free.

But what about the physical changes, improvements and benefits of walking you can expect to see if you start doing it regularly?

TAKEAWAY TIP: It doesn't have to be hell to be healthy!

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We all know that we have to exercise regularly to get in to good shape and stay fit and healthy, but most of us hate the thought of going to the gym to do it.

The idea of fighting your way through a crowded gym full of selfie taking bimbos and muscle bound apes to get to the equipment you need to use just isn’t very appealing at all for many of us.

Well the great news is now there's an alternative...

It is a PROVEN system, which not only blasts your fat stores but also gives you more energy, tones your muscles and makes you feel great!

What’s more, it’s easy to do AND great fun!

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2. Top 6 Health Benefits Of Walking

Here is only a brief list of some of the many benefits of walking, but you can see at a glance why you should start doing some if you aren’t doing any already…

#1 A lower chance of being affected by cardiovascular disease, a stronger heart means a healthier body. Your heart can pump more blood around the network of blood vessels with less beats

#2 An increase in the strength and density of your bones, meaning you’re less likely to suffer from arthritis or other bone or join related issues

#3 Helps to reduce the effects of stress in your life. Just a 10 minute walk in the open air can rejuvenate you and significantly reduce any feelings of stress and anxiety.

#4 Positive changes in the strength and efficiency of your heart and lungs. This means you’ll be able to do more before you feel out of breath or unable to continue.  Everyday tasks such as going upstairs, gardening, playing with the kids will become easy - you name it, it will feel better!

#5 A boost in the good type of HDL cholesterol levels. These are the kind we need to keep us healthy

#6 Cuts down your chances of being affected by type 2 diabetes and many obesity related forms of cancer.

TAKEAWAY TIP: If you want stronger bones, joints and the many other benefits of walking, then this type of exercise is the perfect choice for you

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3. It's Free And Easy To Do

Did I mention that it was free, you can do it anywhere and you don’t need any equipment to get started right now - here today!!

If I was to sum up in one word my favourite benefit of walking it would be that it just makes you feel good. Even better if you throw in a few hills or change it up to a speed walk every so often.

But when you feel good, that makes you feel happier and because of that life seems so much easier.

I’ve lost count of the amount of times that I’ve solved problems, come up with new ideas or just turned my mood around after a good brisk 30 minutes walk.

It works every time, so come on, what are you waiting for? 

Put your shoes on, get out the door and start benefitting from the vast array of great things that walking can do for you right now.

To find out more about my own walking system, which includes a diet plan and some clever and effective ways you can boost your weight loss (I’ve taken from my running coaching), go here to find out more - Walking For Weight Loss

TAKEAWAY TIP: Walking simply makes you feel good, do it regularly and consistently and you'l be amazed at the changes you see.

Jago Holmes

If you're over 40 and you want to get in shape fast, but don't fancy rubbing shoulders with the skinny 'look at me's' or the muscle bound dopes in the gym, then I have the perfect solution for you... Go here to find out more - Walking For Weight Loss

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About the Author of 'The Benefits Of Walking - Why You Should Give It A Try': Jago Holmes

I'm the founder of New Image Personal Training here in the UK and an experienced personal trainer myself for over 20 years.

Over the last 10 years I've spent much of my time creating a range of 'Do It Yourself' health and fitness programs, so you can get the exact same results as my wonderful one to one personal clients do for a fraction of the cost! You'll have access to all my years of experience so you can be sure to find the quickest way to achieving whatever fitness goal you have. 

On Jagoholmes.com, I want to help you to become the BEST version of "YOU' possible.