June 23, 2011 Leave a comment
We received some interesting information from the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk in a press release promoting their forthcoming SunWalk in Battersea Park London, on Sunday on 24th July.
- Mile for mile Power Walkers walking at a minimum pace of 4 miles an hour use the same amount of energy as runners
- Experts have been quoted as saying ‘Walking is the nearest thing to the perfect form of exercise”
- Walking at least 45 minutes 4 times a week at pace, you could lose up to 18lbs in a year without changing your diet
Sounds just the thing for any older person faced with the challenge of losing a few pounds and retaining, or regaining, fitness.
Details of the event can be found at www.walkthewalk.org.
Even if you aren’t able or don’t want to participate, it’s a great reminder of the value of propelling yourself out of the door on a regular basis (no special preparation or equipment required) in the fight to lose a few pounds and fend off decline.