The month of May is with us this week – and that means it's National Walking Month. It's been set up to encourage people to… you guessed it: walk!
This is a great thing as we used to walk loads more. Even just a generation ago, we walked lots more than we do today.
That's a major health concern as walking is actually one of the easiest ways to get fitter by keeping active and losing weight as you step out. Walking is also greatly relaxing – and it's said that many of the best ideas that the world has known came during walking and pondering time!
Walking at a fast pace boosts circulation, lowers bad cholesterol levels, uses up calories, makes your heart stronger and builds stamina. Did you know that walking for half an hour a day lessens stroke and heart disease risk by just about a third?
Here then are some ideas for all of you walking-class heroes…
And you never know, while you're walking (including on one of our gym's treadmills) you might just have that great idea for the Next Big Thing!