walking Tag

With the RSPCA holding it's annual Million Paws Walk on 21st May 2017, we thought we'd highlight the reasons why your dog makes just the pawfect exercise partner for both your physical and mental health!   They get you outside There's an abundance of research to suggest that exercising outdoors reduces feelings of stress and improves mood. Fresh air and sunshine perk you up; the dose of Vitamin D from sun exposure helps fight mental conditions such as anxiety and depression, and is also great for bone health, and the fresh air releases the serotonin, the feel good brain chemical, making you feel perkier than...

What is Awe? Awe is a stirring feeling of inspiration and wonder that may be elicited from a touching experience in nature, becoming lost in music or in beholding art. It is a response to things perceived as overwhelming and vast, which alter our perception on the world. What one person finds beautiful and motivating, will be different to another. There is no right or wrong. With a mindful mindset, awe can be found almost anywhere, but usually occurs in places with two key features: Physical vastness & Novelty Awe reminds us that we are not the centre of the universe, it...

We are all well versed in the vast benefits of walking, but 'What is Nordic Walking?' and, more importantly 'How can it help me?   Nordic Walking has gained lots of popularity in the past years. More and more people enjoy the benefits of using two poles while walking. ‘It’s not just easier to walk with poles but you’ll also feel that you  work your whole body   by using the poles’  says Lorraine, a Nordic Walking enthusiast herself. ‘People might   look at me funny when I walk down the streets with my poles; I don’t care because I just feel so much safer...

They say that there's nothing that a good walk can't fix. And when it comes to exercise, that may not be too far from the truth.   It's the oldest form of exercise and an easy and effective way to improve overall health. Check out Exercise Right's top 3 benefits of walking for exercise that you may not know about.   1.    Improves Postural Control and reduces the risk of falls   An inability to control rapid movement of the head or trunk increases the possibility for falls, particularly in the elderly. With age there is often deterioration in the speed at which visual and neuromuscular signals are sent to...