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An Walk A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Yes I know the old saying is "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" but I decided to substitute the apple for a , as although fruit is very good for us is far better.

Last wee I read an article on the BBC news website about how inactivity was effecting more peoples the obesity and to be very honest this came as no surprise at all to me as I know several people who are statistically but are fitter and healthier the the average Joe. Yes being overweight is a bit issue in the modern world, but not doing any exercise is by far a bigger problem.

These days we have things very easy, most of us have cars and tend to drive everywhere. I believe that this is a very bad thing, yes there are times when a car is essential but by or to local places we can significantly improve our health and fitness. Just 20-30 minutes of leisurely exercise a day such as walking can make a massive difference, I'm not suggesting we all start training for marathons, just a little walk around the block. Not only will this stimulate you body and muscles, but also give you a good health dose of fresh air. So next time you need to pop down the road why not walk and leave the car at home, I guarantee you will feel better for doing so.


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johnnydod wrote on January 21, 2015, 8:29 AM

I walk a lot, and I always take my camera with me to see if I get get any good shots

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 21, 2015, 8:37 AM

I know I need to start walking a lot more than I do now, for sure it will bring my Bp and Cholesterol down.

Kat- wrote on January 21, 2015, 9:13 AM

I try to walk at least 2 miles a day. If the weather isn't cooperative, I use the treadmill but if it's nice I usually take my dog and we take a nice walk around the neighborhood.

peachpurple wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:46 AM

a 20 minutes evening walk makes a different to me, i used to walk my son but now he comes back at 7pm, it is too dark for it

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:59 PM

I try to go out of my way to add steps when I can. I carry a fitbit in my pocket to keep up with my walking and usually manage two to three miles a day.