Walk30 challenge: week two
You’re 1 week into the Walk30 challenge. Whether it’s baby steps or great big lunges, walking can help you think your problems through, helping you to focus, make decisions and gain perspective, which can help you build resilience to challenging situations.
Brisk walking for 30 minutes, 5 times a week can help with:
Having a stronger heart:
Exercise works your heart and makes it stronger over time. Having a stronger heart will mean your resting heart rate is lower as it doesn't need to beat as fast. Having a strong heart helps to improve blood flow to all parts of the body.
Brisk walking builds strength in many muscles including the lower limbs. Some many even find their core muscles become strengthened through regular brisk walking.
Brisk walking for at 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week will help give you a stronger heart which can lower the risk of some heart diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Did you know there are simple things you can do to get the most out of your walk? Read our top 5 ways to boost the health benefits of walking to find out more.
Tip: Try using walking as time for a ‘digital detox.’ Step away from your laptop and switch off your phone. Take time out to appreciate your surroundings and disconnect yourself from the stresses of every day life.
Don't forget: Remember to stay safe whilst out walking. Here are our top tips for increasing your personal safety while out and about.