WALKING IS BETTER FOR YOU THAN THE GYM, REVEALS NEW RESEARCH
A leisurely walk is better for your health than short bursts of exercise in the gym. New research from Maastricht University has revealed that you cannot compensate for a sedentary lifestyle by doing short bursts of exercise and that prolonged exercise such as walking is better for lowering cholesterol levels.
By monitoring insulin and lipid (fat) levels in young adults, researchers found that those who walked for four hours and stood for two had significantly lower levels of cholesterol and lipids than those who did short bursts of intensive exercise.
Gareth Williams, founder of the national outdoor and walking club, Large Outdoors said, “Walking is an excellent way of keeping fit and healthy and is accessible for people of all ages and abilities. To help our members to get fit and stay active we run social walks and walking weekends across the country, making walking easy, accessible and safe and helping people to get out and enjoy the British countryside.”
Up and coming Large Outdoors events include walks through the Derwent Valley, Castleton, the Chilterns and a Snowdon Climb Challenge. For further information or to book your place on a Large Outdoor event, see www.largeoutdoors.com.