Hello and Welcome to Walkers-Eat Happy. Our organization promotes and creates awareness of two things that are very important for the health and fitness of human beings: walking and healthy eating. Our site has plenty of advice, tools and information to support you and help you keep your roaming fun and pleasant.
We regularly put on sponsored coastal walks to show people that walking can be fun. These usually take place in Kent around the areas of Herne Bay, Whitstable and Reculver. The walks are led by Discovery trained personal trainers and usually last for about two-and-a-half hours in the morning time before we all go to a pre-arranged venue for a traditional cod and chips seaside lunch.
We do these walks on the first Saturday of every other month. If you would like to join us on one of our walks, fill out the form below and someone will get back to you.
The Health Benefits of Walking
Walking regularly reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s a brilliant cardiovascular exercise. It lowers levels of harmful cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol. One brisk thirty minute walk every day helps to prevent high blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke by up to 27%. Walking regularly also reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by around 60%, as well as making you 20% less likely to develop cancer in the breast, colon or womb. Walking is a very good form of exercise to take up if you’re someone who is looking to lose weight. Just walking for thirty minutes each day can burn more than seventy calories. But make sure to keep up the walking; don’t just do it for a few days and then stop. Interestingly, research has found that old people who walk six miles or more each week of their lives are more likely to avoid memory loss and shrinkage of the brain. These issues affect one in six people over eighty years of age, so it’s important to do everything possible to protect ourselves against them. Walking tones up your legs and your back side as well, which is why it’s popular with women. Walking outdoors is an excellent opportunity to get some extra vitamin D. A lot of us in Britain are vitamin D deficient, which can affect important things like bones and the immune system. Last but not least, walking should be done by everyone because it creates happiness. It makes the brain release endorphins. A brisk walk each day can have the same effect as an anti-depressant pill.
It’s real simple to start walking
Walking gets you happy and keeps you being healthy. It’s easy to start walking. Try to find somewhere nice outdoors. You can technically walk on an exercise machine in a gym, but that deprives you of the outdoor benefits like the fresh air the the vitamin D from the sun’s rays. If you walk indoors you might as well just pace around your bedroom. Get out in the sun. And try to find somewhere with relatively clean air as opposed to somewhere with a lot of exhaust fumes from vehicles. This will obviously be much easier if you live in a rural or sub-urban area as opposed to in a bit city like London or Birmingham. If you do live in such a place, try to go to a park or to an area that isn’t bustling with traffic.
Volunteering among us
With different functions to suit everybody, it’s no surprise that 10,000 people volunteer with Walking for Health.
Running a fitness walk plan
Walking for wellness work with person, groups and business to set up and maintain health walks project across England.