Walking is an underrated form of exercise. There are many ways to get active- some more complicated than others – but walking has to be one of the easiest and most accessible steps you can take to improve your health.
It’s free, safe, sustainable and great for all ages.
Studies have shown that regular walking can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes, asthma, stokes, cancers and other chronic illnesses. Walking for just 20 minutes a day can transform fitness levels, improve health and reduce stress and anxiety. Many of us are unaware how sedentary lifestyles are unwittingly risking our health.
A brisk 20 minute walk can burn up to 110 calories so if combined with a healthy eating plan it’s an excellent way to lose a few pounds. It’s an easy and accessible way to get active and help maintain a healthy heart.
Recent health recommendations have indicated that we should all aim for 10,000 steps or over every day.
But how can we reach 10,000 and over steps every day? Many people that think they are healthy are surprised when they use a step counter for the first time.
So here are a few easy ways to get more steps into your daily routine:
- Take the stairs instead of the lift.
- Walk around the house while on the phone.
- Take the dog out for a walk.
- Take the kids to the park or playground.
- Park farther from the entrance to your workplace, school, etc. Walk to a nearby restaurant for lunch instead of driving.
- Start a walking group or join a hill walking or rambling club
- Get off the bus early and walk the rest of the way
- How far do live from work? Could you walk the whole way?
At Health Rewards we encourage you to get active by rewarding your healthy choices. Our new members get a huge discount on Garmin, Polar or Apple Watch Fitness Trackers.
Using the fitness tracker to track your steps can earn you some great rewards and benefits.
Our members earn 3 points for reaching 7,000 steps, 5 points for reaching 10,000 steps and 8 points for reaching 12,500 steps per day. These points can earn you some great rewards such as weekly cinema tickets, starbucks coffee’s as well as big discounts at British Airways, Eurostar, Champneys Health Spa’s and much more.
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