There is overwhelming evidence that taking regular exercise has considerable health benefits. Not only can it help you lead a healthier life, it will even make it happier!
One of the simplest, most effective and often overlooked forms of exercise we can take is walking. To gain the benefit from walking it needs to be done at a fast pace. That means you’re working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break into a sweat.
A great way to tell if you are walking at a fast enough pace is to check whether you can still talk but not be able to sing the words of a song!
Many patients tell me as a chiropractor in North London that they struggle with fitting in taking exercise into their daily lives as they can’t get to the gym for example. The benefit of walking as your exercise routine is that you don’t need to go to the gym – you can get out onto the streets and parks of North London.
In North London we are fortunate to have access to many walking paths all around us. One such example is the Highgate and Hampstead circular walk .
The Northern Heights Circuit, as it is known, is a nine mile long self-guided trail, taking in 350 points of interest around Highgate, Hampstead and Hampstead Heath. It is broken into sections e.g. Section 1 is 2 miles long and runs between Highgate Village to Kenwood House. Section 2 is 1 mile long and runs between Highgate Village to Parliament Hill Fields.
Why not get your walking shoes on this Long Weekend and start walking.
Remember to check with your doctor before undertaking any form of exercise if you have a medical condition or are unsure.