With Spring’s flowers in full bloom and May heralding the beginning of National Walking Month, there has never been a better time to head outdoors for a walk.
Walking is a great way of enjoying the warmer weather as well as an easy and convenient way of getting fit and staying healthy. It can also help people manage Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Being more physically active doesn’t have to involve going to the gym, long-distance runs or intensive aerobics classes. Getting more active can begin by making small changes to your lifestyle.
Walking is something you can fit around your daily life and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, can make a real difference to your health.
To find out more about the impact, or to get some hints and tips on staying active, you can visit the diabetes.org.uk website. There you will find a whole host of information -from exercise tips to healthy and delicious recipes- and if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can also find information on the 1 million steps challenge. It runs between July and September and is a great way of getting into walking, remaining active, and raising vital funds to help tackle diabetes across the UK.
So what are you waiting for? It’s National Walking Month, the sun is shining, so let’s get out there and explore!