The 10 ways to increase the intensity of your walks.

A series on how to get out and explore some of the best countryside Aberdeen has to offer!

Exercise doesn’t always have to be intense or done for long periods of time to notice benefits. The people who get the best results are the ones who take their time and build up a routine. There is no quick fix. Often people have gone years without exercising and then want to see great results in 6 weeks. That’s just not how it works. Imagine spending those years just doing a little bit of exercise, regularly… now’s the best time to start.

Why you should walk more…

Walking is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health.  If you’re looking for some reasons why you should start. A short walk every day can:

  1. increase your cardiovascular fitness,
  2. strengthen bones,
  3. reduce body fat,
  4. boost muscle power
  5. and muscle endurance.

It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as;

  1. heart disease,
  2. type 2 diabetes,
  3. osteoporosis
  4. and some cancers.

Walking is free, you don’t need any special equipment or training, it absolutely doesn’t have to be boring, and it’s not limited to strolling around the streets by yourself.

Walking is boring…

Woah, woah, woah, slow down now!

There are different clubs you can join, places you can explore, strategies you can use to make it more enjoyable and include it as a social, everyday part of your life.

Not sure where to start? Haven’t got a lot of free time? Does everything seem a little out of reach?

BREATHE

We are going to explore a couple of these different strategies over the next few blogs. These are written with the purpose to highlight the best ways to get into walking and how to increase the intensity to help you take it to the next level

Number 1… How to start walking more.