6 August 2014

Healthy Living: Walking

hampshire lifestyle blog
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hampshire lifestyle blog
hampshire lifestyle blog
hampshire lifestyle blog
hampshire lifestyle blog
hampshire lifestyle blog
what i'm wearing: dress vintage (was my mums!) // Hunter Original Tall Boots


We all make New Years resolutions to get fit, ditch the bad habits and shed the pounds we gained after multiple turkeys, chocolates and wines we indulged in after Christmas and swear to keep these resolutions to ensure we have a healthier lifestyle and the most wanted 'bikini ready' body for summer. Most of us will not keep to these resolutions, myself included. What I have noticed is that it's actually summertime when it's easiest to start these resolutions and get them settled in your routine before Autumn - I guess in the summer people are naturally more active and our diets change. But more about diets in next weeks post!

I wanted to write about the changes I have made in my life to be healthier because I have seen so many people on Twitter recently who talk about a healthier lifestyle and diets, and although I'm not following any particular way of changing my life, I have already started feeling the benefits from the small changes I have made. This week I want to talk to you about one of the easiest ways of keeping healthy and that is walking. Most of us have the luxury of cars and public transport to get around, and our busy lives mean that by the time we get home after a what was supposed to be 9-5 job turned into 8-8 job, all I can imagine people want to do is have dinner, get comfy and stick Netflix on. And sometimes, that is just the best cure for a hard day. But when that was my life, I felt down a lot and also really tired ALL THE TIME. So I decided it's time to change.

Of course, for people who have dogs, walking is a part of your daily routine. But taking your pooch for a 15 minute walk around the block isn't the same as really taking the time to go somewhere nice and enjoy a couple of hours worth of fresh air, exploring and catching up with your friends or even your own thoughts. My best friend recently got a dog of her own so now we arrange a weekly walk in the countryside when the dogs can play and explore together, we all get exercise and we get to catch up on what's been going on through the week. I know not everyone has the countryside on their doorstep, living in Hampshire I am very lucky to have some beautiful places only minutes away from me, but even in busy, big built up cities you can find beautiful parks to escape to. Or make it a weekend activity!

Walking has the benefits of slowly introducing your body to exercise, fresh air will give you dewy skin and the beautiful sights you see on the way are always Instagram worthy!

So, grab your wellies + friend + dog + boyfriend and go, go, go!


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  1. I totally agree- I run regularly (posts on fridayflawless.com) and it isn't just about exercise - it is a real lifestyle choice and there are so many benefits to how you feel and gaining perspective :) Walking is just the same.

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