In my last post, I discussed tips for new runners. But not everyone will want to run, some people would prefer to walk their way to a healthier version of themselves.
Walking is a great form of exercise for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you don’t need any equipment, although we’ll talk about one device you should use. Secondly, you can do it just about anywhere. These two reasons make it a great type of exercise to do when traveling – you don’t have to carry around a bunch of equipment.
If the weather is nice, walking outside is best for you. Getting your vitamin D from the sun, breathing in fresh air, and listening to the birds singing are all great reasons for walking outside. If the weather is bad, take your walk inside to either a gym or perhaps a shopping centre – just remember to get a good walk round before you start to weigh yourself down with heavy bags.Continue reading
I have to say, I think running is one of my favourite ways to keep healthy. Unfortunately, for me anyway, it is also one of those things I struggle to do. The older I get, the more I find excuses to not get out. But I will state it here – this is one of the things that I am going to work on this year – I am going to start to run, again.
You’ll see I said again. It’s not always been such an issue for me. When I was in my late teens I was a runner. Well, more of a jogger really. I wasn’t fast enough to classify myself as a runner, ha ha!
Looking back, I remember the races I did with my friend Steve. We would jump in the work’s van on a Sunday and shoot off early in the morning to various races across the South East of England. 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathons. We loved them all. But Steve was almost always quicker than me!Continue reading
It’s time to hold up my hands and admit something… I do not drink enough water! I know I should drink more, I’ve never been a big fan, but it is something I am really trying to tackle right now. I know it’s good for me though, and a quick film I recently saw on Facebook has really hit home that NOW is the time for me to take action.
The human body is made up of over 75% of water, and as we all know, we cannot live without water. The fact is, we can only survive for a total of 3 days without water. Water has, however, been replaced in most diets by soft drinks and other sugar sweetened refreshments – although I’m not a big fan of these either. Keep in mind that water is a healthier and necessary for leading yourself towards a better health and longevity.Continue reading