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"Walking is man's best medicine." Hippocrates (The founder of Western medicine) 

Walking is one of the most simple - and cheap - forms of exercise. Almost everyone can do it, and it’s a great way to get fit and healthy; lots of the research out there on exercise and chronic disease prevention uses walking to test the impacts of exercise. 

Walking also has the benefit of being a low-injury exercise (assuming you don’t do it in front of a bus!), and compared with running the lower impact-stress of walking means it’s easier on joints like knees, hips, and ankles.

Why Walk?

Better physical health; fitness, weight loss, increased resistance to illness and disease. Feel better; lift your mood, sleep better, get more...

Before you get started

A reality check - make sure you’re OK to walk; Basic gear you’ll need - shoes, your feet, and useful clothing.   A...

How to walk

 Unless you’ve got a specific disability you probably do some walking already, but here’s a few tips that will help - and...

Easing yourself into it

Here’s a few things to try that will get the ball rolling if you haven’t been doing any walking until now.  If you usually drive,...

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