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We all know exercise is great for staying fit and healthy as well as being a powerful mood booster.

In these busy times, however, it can be a challenge to incorporate enough physical activity into the daily routine. One great way of getting more exercise is to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This can be a fun, achievable challenge – and one that could even be the journey to a healthier, happier you.

One of the best things about walking is that for most it doesn’t require any special equipment. Just a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and you’re good to go. And as well as being a convenient form of exercise, walking is completely free!

With this list of everyday tasks, you can be well on your way to reaching your 10,000 steps:

  1. Get off the bus a stop early or even better, why not walk to work.
  2. Take the dog for an extended walk and why not walk it 3x a day rather than 2.
  3. Shun lifts and escalators in favour of taking the stairs.
  4. Go for a stroll at lunchtime, to the shops or round the block.
  5. Do some housework like hoovering or washing the floors.

Reap the health benefits!

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Lose weight
  • Reduce your risk of the following conditions
    Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Asthma, Stroke

Start out on the journey to 10,000 Steps and discover some of the important health benefits of walking.

Want to find out more?

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*This information is taken from the following AXA PPP Healthcare article: https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/Healthy-lifestyle/Fitness---Exercise/10000-Steps-for-Health/ Copyright Press Association 2014

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