Walk to your Glasgow Club

Walking a great way to get and stay healthy.

 
One of the reasons health experts give walking such rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or  even the gym may take a bit longer but it will definitely be worth it.
 
Because it’s easy to fit into everyday life, people who walk tend to keep it up, and burning 500-1000 calories per week (that’s about 6-12 miles walking for an average weight person) reduces the risk of premature death by 20-30%.
 

Walking will help protect you against:

  • Cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease and stroke), as well as ‘risk factors’ such as high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Cancer (particularly bowel cancer, and breast cancer in post-menopausal women)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

It has also been shown to improve:

  • Musculoskeletal health (for example osteoarthritis and lower back pain)
  • Mental health, happiness and well-being
 
So why not plan out a route for yourself the next time you are thinking of jumping in the car and enjoy the benefits of a good walk. We have teamed up with Walkit.com to make it easy for you to plan out your route.

Click here to find out how. 
  
If you would prefer to walk in the company of others join a local FREE health walk group. With 40 weekly walks across the city there will be one near you. Visit the Health Walks page for more info. Click here.​​
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