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    Easy ways to burn more fat during a quick lunch time walk

    August 15, 2018 Ellen

    My aim has always been to include more walking in to my every day routine.  Added to that is the desire to get healthy, to lose weight and to burn fat.  At my first weight before staring on this journey my body was 40% fat!  I know awful.  I’m pleased to say that it is now 30% fat and that is all down to walking. Is walking a good way to burn fat?  I can say for me walking has…

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  • Will walking 10,000 steps each day reduce cellulite?

    August 13, 2018 Ellen

    Cellulite is linked to genetics and excess fat beneath the skin.  For us women there are no less than three layers of fat on our thighs, our bums and our knees! Walking can indeed reduce cellulite by helping you to lose weight and tone up.  Women store extra fat compared to men because women have large spaces between tissue which allows fat to be stored there.  This gives the dimpled effect of cellulite.  Never fear though if you start walking…

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    Health benefits of walking at any age

    August 10, 2018 Ellen

    The health benefits of walking are numerous. For me walking really is the best medicine.  It has helped me with so many things from eradicating my aches and pains, helping me to shift some weight and getting the head space I need after a hard day at work. The health benefits of walking at any age include reducing your risk of premature death by almost a third, helping you stave off dementia in older age, helping your connect to your…

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  • Can walking help back pain?

    August 8, 2018 Ellen

    Exercise is something I dislike doing.  There’s no point in sugar coating it.  That is why I decided to fit walking in to my day.  Walking is exercise but by fitting it in to my daily routine I fool my brain in to thinking it’s not exercise.  I also don’t need to go to some awful gym where I feel self conscious! Can walking help back pain?  Yes it can.  Regular walking has been proven to be effective in eliminating…

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    What is plantar fasciitis and can walking help?

    August 6, 2018 Ellen

    Adding more walking in to my daily routine has caused me some foot problems.  My main one being with the type of shoes  I have been wearing.  If you need help on choosing the right shoes head over to my blog post on the difference between walking and running shoes to find out more.  Another problem you can come up against is knowing how to ease other foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. Are you looking to know more about…

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    Are walking and running shoes the same?

    August 3, 2018 Ellen

    Fitting walking in to my daily routine is a must. I hate the thought of heading out to the gym after a day at work.  That’s why knowing which shoes would be best for walking is important. Walking and running shoes are similar but from my experience they are not the same.  Walkers can use running shoes for walking but runners should not use walking shoes for running.  There are some slight differences when it comes to cushioning, heel height…

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    How to walk for fitness & weight loss

    August 1, 2018 Ellen

    So you want to walk for fitness? Walking is great for that. Walking has been my saviour in terms of going from a sedentary lifestyle to being more active.  Walking is one of the easiest and least stressful forms of exercise you can do for your body.  It doesn’t take a lot of equipment and you can fit it in to your normal routine rather than having to go to a gym. You can walk for fitness. Walking can make…

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