We had an amazing time on the first walk of 2019. Everyone loved meeting Sandra from Gogglebox, and we had a fantastic meal afterwards at the Starting Gate pub – tremendous value for money and fantastic quality home cooked style food – highly recommended.
Congratulations walkers we burned the equivalent of 593 mince pies in calories during November 2018!
We burned 171,400 kcals walking 857 miles as a group.
That’s as far as Nottingham to Madrid, Spain so a huge accomplishment once again.
Be sure to walk with us during December 2018 to help us to beat this target – after all it’s Wanderful Winter!
Everyone had an awesome time on the coach trip and walk to Sheringham, Norfolk with Get Fit Nottingham. The weather was fantastic, and we had a great turnout. We all enjoyed a well deserved fish and chips at the end.
Interestingly, it was the 1940’s weekend at the same time, so that added greatly to the atmosphere in Sheringham.
Why not walk with us next time? RSVP on Meetup.
Congratulations everyone, in August 2018 we had a total of 116 people walking with us, and we walked a combined total of 1,219 miles – that’s the same distance as from Nottingham to Morocco so a huge accomplishment!
1,028 slices of apple pie burned by our walkers in August 2018!
We burned the equivalent of 1,028 slices of apple pie! Keep inviting your friends as together we can have fun whilst making a dent in Nottingham’s obesity & diabetes epidemic.
Help us burn more calories, RSVP and turn up to our walks!!
Following the success of Get Fit Nottingham, the Get Fit Derbyshire walking group is also growing now with recent walkers from Saturday morning’s walk to Ashbourne being a huge success.
Walkers said they loved the 10 mile hike and most said they would return next time.
Full details of upcoming Derbyshire and Peak District walks can be found on the Meetup Group at https://www.meetup.com/Get-Fit-Derbyshire/
Here is Get Fit Derbyshire walk leader Carol on a previous walk we did to Matlock Bath:
We have a full lineup of fitness walks in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire planned for 2018. If you want to improve your fitness, lose weight, or become more healthy we would love for you to walk with our friendly group of urban walkers. Together we can get Nottingham fit again!
Check out our latest poster for full details (click for full size printable):
Losing weight does not always mean going to the gym, having a personal trainer, doing difficult diets, or spending lots of money. Losing weight can be simply achieved through daily walking. For many reasons, this simple exercise can contribute to effective weight loss.
Walking is a cardiovascular exercise which makes the body work harder with each step. It means that you will need to burn calories to keep moving and this is why walking is good for speeding weight loss.
It does not matter if you walk 20 min, 30 min or 1 hour per day. What matters is that you keep doing it daily, decrease your calories intake and have the patience to get back in shape again.
Time, speed, diet and whether your path is flat or not determine how much weight you will lose. Even your height and weight are of great importance. The amount of calories burned per mile walked varies from one person to another. You just have to set your pace, decide how long you will go and this will control the number of calories burnt.
Walking can give you a great result if you have the right determination. Yet this does not mean that you will wake up with a fit body overnight, but on top of the fat burning effects of walking, it can help you to get a better nights sleep.
Solitary walks can be a private space where one can think, organise ideas, and can be a great remedyfor stress.
Walking can help people with diabetes, insomnia, depression or heart disease to improve their symptoms, or speed recovery. It is even said to increase one’s lifespan and repair one’s DNA as the scientist Katy Bowman mentioned in her book Move you DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, declaring “Walking is a superfood.”
With all what was told and with all the benefits combined, we all know for sure that your sitting on the sofa or behind the desk is not going to burn any calories! What are you waiting for? You can go for a walk right now. Walk, breathe, live and be healthy.
Get social with your walking with Get Fit Nottingham. You will have so much fun you will not even realise you are exercising!
To see our calendar of regular upcoming walks in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire click here.
You can also join our Facebook group.
It has always been a known fact that engaging ourselves in physical activities like walking on a regular basis can make us healthier individuals. However, despite us knowing that, we still exert less effort in doing them.
As a matter of fact, it is said that adults needs about 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, while children require 60 minutes of exercise a day to prevent obesity.
Apart from it preventing obesity, what are the other benefits of walking?
Exercise improves the performance of your heart
Walking is good for your heart overall. As a matter of fact, through it, you can also improve your blood’s circulation.
By walking everyday, you can also reduce your chance of acquiring coronary heart diseases. You would also not be as likely to suffer from stroke.
People who are not fond of walking, or doing other physical activities, are at twice the risk of death from chronic heart disease.
Walking helps reduce your risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and you can reduce your risk of acquiring the said disease by walking. After all, it is said that active people have lesser chance of developing it as compared to inactive people. In addition to that, it does not only prevent type 2 diabetes for it also helps control it among people who has already acquired it.
Walking helps to prevent cancer
Breast, colon and lung cancer can also be prevented through regular walking. In fact, through waking for about 20 minutes everyday, you can reduce your risk of developing it for about 40-50% as compared to people who do not walk,or do any alternative form of exercise.
It can also help reduce the chance of the cancer reoccurring as well. For cancer patients, walking does not only reduce the risk of re-occurrence or dying from cancer. Walking can also reduce any possible side effects of cancer treatment.
Walking makes your bones and joints healthier
Want to make your bones and joints healthier? It’s easy! Just walk, walk and walk! Through it, you can improve your bones and muscle’s strength and flexibility. This also means that you can reduce your chance of acquiring osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
Walking improves your mental health
Believe it or not, walking can also improve your mental health. In fact, it can improve your mood and reduce your anxiety at the same time. When you walk for about 30 minutes a day, you would also be able to sleep better and as a result, you can think better and improve your focus the following day.
Additionally, in times when you feel depressed, all you need to do is to have some walk and you would surely feel better!
See? Walking offers a lot of benefits for your health. So, start walking today and enjoy a healthier you tomorrow.
Get Fit Nottingham organises guided walks every week in the city centre, and at country parks throughout Nottinghamshire.