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How walking can help you

Everyone knows walking is fundamentally good for your body. For most of our lives it's our primary mode of transport and our bodies are designed to make the best use of our legs.

But with urban lifestyles giving easy access to public transport and cars available to all, walking has become less a form of exercise than a chore. With jobs, supermarkets and family ever further away, we've become almost dependent on vehicles to get us from 'A' to 'B'.

Walking regularly is a great form of exercise, and isn't just good for your body - it's great for your mind, too.

Physical benefits

Let's take a look at some of the physical benefits:

Mental benefits

What's less obvious are the benefits physical activity can have on your mental wellbeing. For example:

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Your own pace

If all of this sounds a bit too much for you, don't worry. The best thing about walking is that you do it at your own pace. A gentle ten-minute stroll around the block is better than no exercise at all, and the more you walk the more able you become.

What now?

Finding routes to walk is simple. Once you start looking, you might be surprised how many you discover!

The extra mile

We can help you get set for a brighter, healthier future. If you'd like a little help getting back on your feet and into your shoes, apply for a walk and we'll come and point you in the right direction.