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Get Walking 7: Are You Doing Enough?

25/03/2020 Posted by Linda Sankey | Comments(0)

In the seventh of a new series of blog posts to help you make the choice to walk more often for health, wellbeing or to get fit, through sharing tips and tricks and providing the motivation and support to do so.

Up to date guidance on Covid 19 is available here. Please be responsible and follow social distancing guidelines.

Look at how much walking you've done over the last week. Have you achieved the optimum 150 minutes ?

 No

YES well done! Why not try the downloadable Walking Programmes here.

 

NO now that you know how much walking you do you can set yourself goals to try to increase your walking and put your best foot forward to build walking into your day use the LINK goal setting instructions to help you set reachable goals or try to walk in plan remember every step you take is a step to better health and well being.

 

Taking the Next Step

If you're starting physical activity it is important to start slowly and gradually build with the pace and intensity over time and as your body allows

See these guidelines as a long-term target and if you reach them set new targets.

Other moderate-intensity activities such as playing sports swimming or cycling are also beneficial to your health these activities can be included in the optimal 150 minutes of physical activity.

 

Read the rest of the Get Walking series - Finding Walks, looking at Physical Wellbeing and Mental Wellbeing, Being Active during Covid19.  Do you need specific Gear? Look at Warm Up & Posture and How to deal with Excuses and setting some very important Goals! Read some Top Tips and think about Setting up a Walking Group and useful sample Walking Programmes you can use.

 

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Get Ireland Walking recognises that walking is an activity with a potential risk of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.