Walking is incredibly beneficial to people of all ages and fitness levels. It can even prevent certain diseases, and some studies have found that walking can help prolong your life. Walking is also completely free to do, and you might find some things you didn’t even know existed in your area!


Walking helps burn much more calories than you would first expect. The number of calories you burn depend on certain factors, (such as walking speed, distance covered and the terrain) but walking can be incredibly beneficial if you are trying to lose or maintain weight. Walking is also incredibly good for strengthening your heart. Walking at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by about 19 percent. In addition, walking can help boost your immune function and boost your energy. Studies have shown that going for a walk when you’re tired can be more effective than a cup of coffee.


Some of the biggest benefits of walking include extending your life expectancy and improving your mood. Studies have shown that as well as helping reduce anxiety and depression, walking at a faster pace can help with prolonging your life and reduces the risk of some cancers and cardiovascular disease.


Since the UK has been placed in another lockdown, this is a perfect time to grab some shoes and step outside. You could even ask a family member to come with you to motivate each other.