Why is walking good for me?

"Walking is a man's best medicine" said Hippocrates over 2000 years ago and indeed scientific research has revealed that walking can help us in lots of ways (physical and mental).

20 health benefits of walking

  • Can help us keep fit
  • Aids weight loss
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Boosts our vitamin D
  • Helps improve our balance (physical and mental)  and co-ordination
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Fights dementia
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Prevents or manages heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes,
  • Improves digestion
  • Boosts immune function
  • Improves memory
  • Delays ageing
  • Improves our mental health,
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases our social lives,
  • Increases our confidence
  • Increases creativity and productivity
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