Walking for 20-40 minutes per day has huge health benefits. It has been proven to reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, dementia, diabetes, cancer and depression. If done correctly it also reduces injury risk as it engages the gluteal muscles which are the primary muscle for propelling us forward. However if you sit for more than 6 hours the gluteal muscles ‘switch off’. With regard to walking correctly it needs to be done at a brisk pace and with a full arm swing.[Very few of us use a full arm swing] Try it for a week and see how you feel!
Just spent a great 4 days ski touring in France. Its good to have an occasional adventure!
Happy New Year!
If you have made a New Years Resolution to go the the gym 3 times a week or run a half marathon essentially this is a great idea! However just remember not to go from 0- maximal training, as you may end up with an injury. Pay heed to the 10% rule. ie don’t increase your weekly mileage by more than 10% of what you did in the previous week. Also make sure you have a decent pair of running shoes and that you keep your self well hydrated with water. Copious cups of tea and coffee aren’t the same!
Good luck with your challenge for 2018!