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Published: December 5, 2018

Walk Your Way To A Healthier Lifestyle!

Walking is one of the easiest ways to be more physically active and plays a significant role in reducing the risk of heart disease. Walking is a great way to burn calories, tone arms and leg, but most importantly it is a form of exercise which requires no equipment, is accessible to everyone and is free. It is perfect for achieving and maintaining a healthier heart and a happier you. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing and desire!

Getting Started

If you can only walk for a couple of minutes and then you need to rest that’s OK. Where you start from isn’t important – it’s where you’re going that counts!

Try to walk on most days of the week – start with a 10-minute walk and gradually increase the time spent walking. Don’t overdo it on the first attempt. If very unfit start by walking every other day. Build it up bit-by-bit and set realistic goals.

To obtain health benefits a 30-minute walk daily is all that is needed. This can be broken down into 3 sessions of 10 minutes – that’s just as good.

How to fit 30 minutes walking into a busy day!
– Think before you drive less than a mile – walk to the local shop or post box
– Get off the bus a stop earlier
– Park the car further away from the supermarket
– Walk the children to school – walk at a fairly fast pace once you are on your own on the way back
– Take the stairs instead of the lift
– Go on foot. If you normally drive to see a friend who lives nearby, walk instead
– Enjoy a walking lunch – walk to the park and eat your sandwiches
– Walk to the shops the long way
– Throw away the remote control!

For more information on walking opportunities please Liz McEnaney
on 087 739 6050 or email


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Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

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