Benefits of walking

Walking is one of the most rewarding lifelong activities you can choose. It offers so many health benefits! Not only does it promote your strength and flexibility it can also lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Increasing your daily step count is a great fitness goal! Here are some tips to get you started and keep you motivated.

1. Set a reminder to walk
If you often get stuck at a desk for hours, try spreading your steps throughout the day. Set a reminder to take short breaks for a brisk walk around your office or around the block!

2. Walk wherever you can
Whether it’s taking the kids to school, going to the office or doing your groceries – if it’s close enough to walk … then walk!

3. Make things less convenient
When you have to drive, park a few hundred metres further from your destination and walk the rest of the way. Don’t take the lift … opt for the stairs. Adding extra steps into your day could be as easy as returning the shopping trolley to the store instead of the trolley bay in the carpark.

4. Walk and listen
Download an audio book or podcast to listen to while you walk! We bet you will want to walk further.

5. Walk with a friend
Sharing steps with someone else is a great way to stay accountable and stick to your goals! Partner up and make walking a way to catch up and spend some quality time with the ones you love.

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