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Walking – the underestimated/ overlooked exercise!


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Things are going pretty well over here, except one of my little ones has come down with a fever. It was a beautiful day though and we spent the morning swimming and the evening at the park.

I love to go for walks well on any day but especially on days like today- the sun was out and it was warm (but not hot). Walking has been a staple choice of exercise for me since I was really young. It started when we got a little dog called Rosie and I would take her on walks around the block with my Mum. Rosie loved it and so did I!

Then when I was about 9 years old my mum gave up running because of a knee injury and started walking instead. So I would join her. I loved it! As I have gotten a lot older I still enjoy it. I prefer to walk then drive, if it is not too far. At various times I have lost a lot of weight from walking.

Generally you will burn the same calories running as you do walking the same distance. But running is a lot faster and therefore, more efficient. Walking is much lower impact and far more people can walk then can run. Walking is cheap, you don’t need any equipment to do it. Although a decent pair of shoes and some sunscreen wouldn’t go astray.

You can push yourself further by carrying hand weights, walking up hills and stairs or increasing your distance. It is my favourite exercise of choice to do with a friend. Great, healthy catch up time! And there are some truely stunning places to walk!

Do you enjoy walking? Where are your favourite places to go walking? I love walking anywhere scenic and ‘natural’.

Lots of love,

Jess xxxx