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Walking Back to Health and Happiness

Posted on September 29 2018

Walking Back to Health and Happiness

We have two well identified health epidemics in Britain. One very overt, and one not so, those of obesity and depression. Rates amongst the young are on the increase, (as they are in the older generations). There are many other, linked health problems, from heart disease to dementia.  In fact, the trend in declining health can be seen in the fact that life expectancy has reduced for the first time in many years. The reasons for this are many and varied. It’s a worrying trend and society needs to tackle it or continue to suffer its ever-increasing burden.

However, there is increasing evidence that one activity can help reverse both these worrying trends. Its not hard to start and is accessible to most. The simple act of walking. There is increasing evidence of its benefits, to both physical and mental health. Study after study reveals time and again its benefits to physical and mental health.

Most of the great journeys we have taken, started with a single step, in the right direction. I don’t think there is a greater personal journey than that to good health and wellbeing.

Start your journey today. Take that first step. It might be hard at first, breaking long established bad habits, but every step you take will help you achieve the life long journey of better physical and mental health.

Those of us that are lucky enough to live on or near the North York Moors national park know there is a great wealth of public access paths, suitable for all ages and abilities. There are some great places to start your outdoor journey to health. From easy costal paths to stunning moorland vistas. In Pickering, you can walk around the castle and into Newbridge Woods.

Come and see us at Trailblazer Outdoors and we can give you a range of advice, from where to walk and what to expect. Browse our extensive range of walking footwear, clothing and accessories, to take you into any weather in comfort and speak to our knowledgeable staff to help kit you out. We only stock good brands, from Patagonia and Paramo clothing and Scarpa and Gri-sport footwear.

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