Step It Up: Discover The Amazing Benefits Of Walking In Thanet This May
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Step It Up: Discover the Amazing Benefits of Walking in Thanet This May

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There’s an old saying: The simple things in life are often the best. And when it comes to exercise, what could be simpler than putting one foot in front of the other?

While there are countless ways to get fit, nothing matches the ease and accessibility of walking. You can do it at home or on holiday, by yourself or with friends, and if you’re pressed for time, you can even tick off a few errands, such as shopping or posting a letter en route. And best of all, it’s free. No membership fees or fancy kits are required, although comfortable shoes will help.

As May is National Walking Month, the charity Living Streets is urging people to #Try20. To participate, just walk for 20 minutes a day in May. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Focus on the Physical Benefits

Walking is excellent for your heart, bones, and waistline. Regular walking can help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve bone density, and aid in weight management. If your motivation wanes, think about these significant health benefits.

Consider Your Mental Health

Walking briskly for 20 minutes a day can cut your risk of developing depression by a third. To really boost your endorphins, head to your nearest park or woods to walk in nature. The combination of physical activity and the calming effects of nature can work wonders for your mental wellbeing.

Be Flexible with Your Walking Routine

Squeeze those steps in where you can. Take a wander during your lunch break, or get off the bus or train early and walk the final stretch to your office. Flexibility in your walking routine makes it easier to integrate into your daily life.

Meet a Friend for a Walk

Instead of meeting your mates at the pub, arrange to go for a walk. You’ll be so busy chatting you’ll quickly clock up the miles. Walking with a friend not only makes the activity more enjoyable but also provides social benefits.

Boost Creativity with a Board(room) Walk

Walking increases blood flow to the brain, so it can be a great way to ramp up your creativity. Swap soulless meeting rooms for brainstorming with colleagues on a walk. The change of scenery and physical movement can lead to more innovative ideas.

Support Local Businesses

Walking is good for neighbourhoods. You’re more likely to pop into a shop or buy a coffee if you’re walking instead of driving. Urban planners call this the ‘pedestrian pound’. Include a stop-off at your local café on your next walk and support the local economy.

Why not give #Try20 a go? Take it one step at a time, and who knows where walking will take you. We’re here to help – contact Cooke & Co Estate and Letting Agents today for more community tips and local insights.

Source: Living Streets National Walking Month Initiative

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