Movement is not only beneficial but essential for proper recovery, once it’s done in the correct manner. Walking is probably the easiest form of movement we can do.

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Exercise Doesn’t Have To Hurt

I’m lazy. Can’t be bothered going to the gym. Actually, I don’t like the gym. All the “cool gym gear”, gym talk, reps, cheap reps, bulking up, core, squats, spot me, cardio, bloody planks – I hate it all.

That’s why I newly converted to walking, and here’s why:

  • Walking is free. It costs you nothing
  • You don’t need weights
  • No wheels needed either
  • You definitely don’t need a gym
  • No expensive pool needed
  • Pretty much all you need is your feet (and some trainers)
  • You carry your own body weight when you walk, so it even qualifies as a weight-bearing exercise
Putting on a knee brace by bringing the straps around to fix at the front (kneecap)
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Benefits Of Walking:

Insoles for supporting your feet while suffering from Plantar Fasciitis
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Joggers running with no Plantar Fasciitis
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Walking is good for your head too! “The Top 6 Inches”

This was a term I often heard but never truly understood until I started regularly walking. It clears the mind. It gives you some time to think and organise. This I find is a great way to relax, and sets me up for the day, week or months ahead. It’s fantastic all whilst getting huge physical benefits.

Put the headphones on and off you go. 30 min,1 hour , 2hours. Who cares. Get going. It’s amazing how quick your walking fitness comes back.

The impact of walking on your body is low – and it doesn’t require any fancy equipment either. If you haven’t exercised in a long time and are looking to get back into it (especially if you’re overweight) you should always start with walking. Don’t just launch yourself into a 5k running routine, just because you could do it 5 years ago – that’s a recipe for injury!

There are social benefits to walking too – if it’s with your dog, or calling into a neighbour – these can’t be underestimated. Even if you just walk the same short route every day, people will get used to seeing you, and you can give them “the nod”.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I Prevent Injury While Walking?

The main thing is to wear the correct footwear, and to make sure your posture is good while walking. Don’t stoop over – keep your head up. Don’t walk too far either, or you can become fatigued and be more prone to missing a step and injuring yourself. If you’ve any prior injuries, make sure you are properly warmed up before walking.

What Are The Main Benefits Of Walking?

When it comes to injury rehab, any kind of movement is helpful, once you’re past the acute stage, and are making a recovery. Walking, like any other movement should be done as part of a structured recovery program, such as:

  • Wearing A Brace / Support
  • Heat Therapy
  • Massage
  • Movement Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Strength Exercises
  • Cold Therapy
Can I Walk With Plantar Fasciitis

Yes, you can. Sometimes it can be beneficial. Just make sure that you are properly warmed up beforehand, and also try some stretches to ease the tightness at the bottom of your foot. Be careful not to work too far though, because this can then start to cause some pain. Make sure you are using the correct kind of footwear for walking, or you risk making things worse.

Does Walking Work For Weight Loss?

Yes, but not as good as other, more strenuous forms of exercise. If you can burn an extra 200 calories a day walking (and don’t consume more) you will see some weight loss on a weekly basis. It’s also very beneficial for your overall physical and mental health. Walking is good.

Beautiful posture for young people experiencing pain
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Knee Pain Kit
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