Walking might not seem like exercise to some, but Emmet Rushe explains why it is one of the best ways to stay healthy and active.

Over the past few weeks we started another step challenge for the Rushe Fitness members in the gym here in Letterkenny. ⁣

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The challenge is a simple one to complete and anyone is able to take part.

All you need is a step tracker and a bit of motivation.

The winner is the person who gets the most steps over a 6-week period and he or she gets a prize.

It’s a simple challenge that has a wealth of benefits for the members and as you may know from previous articles, I’m a huge proponent of getting 10k steps per day in.

Walking might not seem like exercise to some, but it is one of the best ways to stay healthy and active 😀⁣

Walking has a wealth of benefits and it is one of the easiest ways to get some cardio in, that doesn’t have any negative aspects. (Apart from the Irish weather the past few weeks).

The list below is just some of the health benefits that you can get from heading out on a daily walk.

𝐈𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐬⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐞 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐝 ⁣
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐞 ⁣

With all those things as a benefit to walking, the question is….⁣

Why aren’t you doing it yet? 

Image by Daniel Reche from Pixabay

If you work in an office all day or your job isn’t particularly active, heading out for a daily walk is an easy way to offset the negative aspects of being inactive at work.

You can do it on your lunch break

You could park away from work and walk into work

You could get a group together from work and walk before you start, at lunchtime or after work before you head home.

If you are at home with the kids a lot, then get them wrapped up and take them for a short walk with you.

You could head out for a walk once your partner gets home from work, and do it together or play a tag team if you can’t get out because of the kids.

There are no downsides to doing it.

You just need to set a time for getting it done and then stick to it and make it part of your routine.


⁣So, what are you waiting for?
Get your trainers on and start getting your daily steps in.  
#𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝟐𝟎

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