• how long do I need to walk to lose weight

    How much walking to lose weight?

    August 29, 2018 Ellen

    How much walking to lose weight? Losing weight was one of the reasons I started on my walking journey.  I have lost over a stone so far but more than that I can walk with ease.  Before this journey I was so stiff and each time I got up to walk my joints hurt!  Unfortunately I can’t put it down to age being 46! So can you lose weight walking?  Yes you can.  How much walking do you need to…

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    How does walking help your heart?

    August 28, 2018 Ellen

    You probably already know that regular exercise plays a positive part in keeping your heart healthy.  I want to talk about how brisk walking also plays a big part in keeping your heart healthy.  I like to fit walking in to my daily routine and I am starting to be rewarded for it as I’m seeing so many positive benefits. Walking helps your heart in so many ways.  As it’s a low-impact exercise it improves your health overall, it helps…

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    Why walking every day is good for the environment

    August 28, 2018 Ellen

    Driving is something that I do but I try and limit it.  I drive on Saturdays to my mum’s house and often on Wednesday’s to take my son to any club cycling races.  We have one household car and three bicycles and everyone has feet – which really were made for walking! Walking every day is great for you but walking every day is good for the environment too.  Walking, instead of driving, reduces pollution in the environment.  It reduces…

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    How to improve your memory by walking

    August 27, 2018 Ellen

    Researching is one of my favorite things.  If I don’t know something then I will keep looking till I find the right answer.  I know how great walking is for weight loss, for toning, as well as for your health and well-being.  Below I explore and try to answer the question “how does walking benefit the brain”. Walking is of benefit to the brain and also helps with memory.  Walking benefits include your brains ability to reduce insulin resistance, stimulate…

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    Is walking an hour a day enough exercise?

    August 26, 2018 Ellen

    Yesterday I decided to catch up to the person that was walking ahead of me.  I was on my daily brisk walk to the train station.  Wow, boy did I get a work out and perhaps went a little too quickly! So, let’s set the record straight now.  A brisk work for 1 hour per day is enough exercise.  It will count as a workout with a few tips which I have found really kick the walk up a notch.…

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    Tips to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session

    August 25, 2018 Ellen

    For me, there is so much more to walking than a gentle stroll!  It is my form of exercise.  Before anyone gets on their high horse saying walking isn’t exercising, then you haven’t walked with me! Do you want to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session? You can turn your daily walk in to a cardio session with ease.  From walking up hills, walking faster, walking with weights, using the high intensity interval training method and make…

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    Reasons your hands swell when walking & tips to prevent it

    August 24, 2018 Ellen

    My husband and I call it museum hands!  The swelling you get when you walk for a while.  I first experienced it while walking round the museums in London many years ago.  I had no idea what it was and I could hardly get my rings off when we eventually reached the hotel that evening. If your hands swell when walking, don’t worry you are not alone in this.  Many people who exercise experience swollen hands.   While the cause isn’t…

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  • If I walk daily will it lower my blood pressure?

    August 22, 2018 Ellen

    When I think about blood pressure it sends shivers down my spine.  I had high blood pressure during my two pregnancies to the point where I had severe preeclampsia.  It wasn’t a nice experience.  I just wish I had taken up walking when I was expecting.  I recently read about a study carried out in the US of men aged over 70 with high blood pressure, those who were fit were half as likely to have died within 10 years…

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    Walking vs Running which is better for you 2019

    August 20, 2018 Ellen

    Walking vs running – let’s get straight to the debate! After realizing that I had put on so much weight that it was causing me health problems, I set about improving my health.  I decided to give coach to 5k a go.  Two weeks later and with a very sore lower back I knew that running was not for me.  It was then that I decided to give brisk walking a go. Is walking better than running for your health? …

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  • 17 reasons why walking is good during pregnancy

    August 17, 2018 Ellen

    As I write this I am taken back to my own two pregnancies. They were emergency C-sections which were very traumatic for me, my husband and our two children.  Unfortunately looking back on them I don’t believe I was in the best health.  I took the old saying to heart that “I was eating for two” and boy did I eat! Walking in pregnancy is great for you.  Not only will it help you coming up to the end of…

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