According to NHS Choices going for a walk is sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise. Walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. In addition walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active.

Friday 6 April 2018 is national Walk to Work Day. Why don’t you take the opportunity to venture out for a wander? You don’t have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

How to walk more

Then you can think about ways to include walking in your daily routine. Examples include:

  • walking part of your journey to work everyday
  • walking to the shops
  • using the stairs instead of the lift
  • leaving the car behind for short journeys
  • walking the kids to school
  • doing a regular walk with a friend
  • going for a stroll with family or friends after dinner

Improving your digestive health

Remember exercise can also improve your digestive health – it’s all about taking simple steps every day to better health.

Further Information:

Love Your Gut:

NHS Choices: