How much exercise in enough?

Opinion is divided. Suggestions and programs seem to be promoted by developers on the grounds of what works for them and what should work for everyone. We are all different. Damage has impacted our bodies in many ways. Sports injuries, joint replacements, lack of exercise and chronic illness will all determine how much exercise we can undertake for body maintenance.

Walking is the exercise choice most adults do regularly. Walking is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You can walk anywhere, anytime, its free, injury risk is low and no equipment required. Many benefits come with regular walking. Maintenance of a healthy weight, management of stress and anxiety and improvement in balance and co-ordination thus reducing the risks of falls. Walking helps manage or reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, strokes and some cancers. Additionally, we will feel stronger, more energetic, happier and improve our quality and enjoyment of life.

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We can walk alone or in groups. There are many beautiful places where we can walk alone but it is a good idea to walk where other people are also walking alone. Group walking is a great way to connect with others. If you are looking for a group to join, check out the heart foundation or try the U3A.

Heart Foundation – Find a walking group near you

Type in your post code and it will show you what groups are available near you. U3A also has groups attached to some branches.





2 thoughts on “How much exercise in enough?

  1. Yes keep it moving is so important. I love how you acknowledge we are all different and thus the impact we have had on our bodies is different. One thing that got me through chemotherapy after breast cancer was walking (and drinking 2 litres of water a day). After being caught up in surgeries an not being able to exercise it is easy to get out of the habit. This is a reminder to get back into the habit of walking again for both the physical and also the mental benefits it produces.


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