Walking for weight loss & better health

Walking for weight loss & better health

Month: August 2018

How much walking to lose weight?

How much walking to lose weight?

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 […]

How does walking help your heart?

How does walking help your heart?

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 […]

Why walking every day is good for the environment

Why walking every day is good for the environment

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 […]

How to improve your memory by walking

How to improve your memory by walking

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 […]

Is walking an hour a day enough exercise?

Is walking an hour a day enough exercise?

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 […]

Tips to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session

Tips to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session

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 […]

Reasons your hands swell when walking & tips to prevent it

Reasons your hands swell when walking & tips to prevent it

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 […]

If I walk daily will it lower my blood pressure?

If I walk daily will it lower my blood pressure?

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 […]

Walking vs Running which is better for you 2019

Walking vs Running which is better for you 2019

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 […]

17 reasons why walking is good during pregnancy

17 reasons why walking is good during pregnancy

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 […]