I have recently begun a walking group twice a week here at Vision. It provides an opportunity for those that would like to go walking of a morning or afternoon but find it boring on their own or need help with motivation. By simply increasing your walking each week it can aid in reducing your cardiovascular risk factors.
A systematic review in 2015 showed that walking improved aerobic fitness (10.5%) and systolic (-3%) and diastolic (-2%) blood pressure, demonstrating that walking is a good physical activity for promoting health. I have also used this opportunity to re-motivate myself. It helps me dedicate a hour a week to going out and getting active. I have found by making that commitment and having it written down, that it’s easier to get up in the morning and get there. It has also made me re-evaluate how I organise my other exercising opportunities. Laying out a roster of your week and scheduling the in time to exercise has made it easier for me to get into a routine. If you find this difficult as well and are looking to start exercising, you might find this helpful as well.
If you’re interested in getting started or prefer to walk with others, come along and join us Tuesday mornings at 6:30am and Thursday afternoons at 5:30pm.