The adventure never ends just because we leave the Armed Forces, we just start a new path
From improving your health and fitness to making new friends, joining our walking group has many benefits.
Why you should walk for health:
Evidence shows that regular exercise, such as walking, could reduce the risk of depression, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer; 150 minutes of exercise a week could also improve balance, help manage cholesterol levels and strengthen bones. Regular walking can improve your overall fitness, while playing a vital role in cardiovascular rehabilitation.
Brisk walking gets the blood pumping without putting too much strain on the cardiovascular system; studies found that regular walking could help reduce the risk of heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and angina.
Not only will you get fitter, you’ll also burn calories and become more creative. According to Bupa UK clinical fellow Dr Eleanor Atkins, walking for half an hour at around 6.4km per hour – a swift walking pace – could burn up to 150 calories. Walking is known to be as effective as antidepressants; the mental health charity Mind has recommended ‘ecotherapy’ – outdoor physical activity – be recognised as a clinically valid treatment for mental distress.