• swollen hands from walking

    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…

    Read more
  • 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…

    Read more
  • 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…

    Read more
  • benefits of walking

    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…

    Read more
  • plantar

    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…

    Read more
  • how walking gets you fit

    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…

    Read more
  • why walking every day is good for you

    12 Health Benefits of Walking Every Day

    July 27, 2018 Ellen

    When I first started walking as a way of trying to lose weight and to try and deal with my aches and pains it was just me going out for a brisk walk at lunch time.  That was until I found many scientific studies that told me how great walking was and how beneficial walking every day could be. Have you ever wondered what the health benefits of walking are: Is walking every day good for you?  Hell yes it…

    Read more
  • how walking helps you lose weight

    How walking helps you to lose weight

    July 25, 2018 Ellen

    There are many benefits to walking which I have covered in this post – giving you 35 benefits!  For me, walking is my way of helping me to lose weight.  That’s why I wanted to cover how walking can help you lose weight. Walking can help you lose weight, it can also help you maintain weight.  It depends on the duration of your walk and how much effort you put in as this has an impact on how many calories…

    Read more
1 2 3