Walking is a fantastic way to get – and stay – healthy.
One of the reasons health experts give walking rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or the final distance from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym can be.
Because it’s easy to fit into everyday life, people who walk tend to keep it up. Whilst not an intensive exercise, walking produces the same physical fitness, health and weight control benefits as many other high intensity exercises.
Google Maps offers a great journey planning tool for walking, giving you a route map and journey time. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.