Great day out today at Chrome Hill. Not every day has to be a gym beasting.
Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.
Physical activity does not have to be vigorous or done for long periods in order to improve your health. A 2007 study of inactive women found that even a low level of exercise – around 75 minutes per week – improved their fitness levels significantly, when compared to a non-exercising group.
Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise.
Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or who haven’t exercised in a long time.
Walking for fun and fitness isn’t limited to strolling by yourself around local neighbourhood streets. There are various clubs, venues and strategies you can use to make walking an enjoyable and social part of your lifestyle.
✅ increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
✅ reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
✅ Better management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
✅ Stronger bones and improved balance
✅ Increased muscular strength and endurance
✅ reduced body fat
Chrome Hill and Park House Hill are 2 of the best summits in the Peaks and almost no one knows of their existence!! Being just round the corner from us we had to go check them out. Not a soul about and really fun ridge walks across them both. #peakdistrictnationalpark#chromehill#hills # #mtaprofessionals