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Walking grows in popularity as money gets tight

Posted 1 October 2012
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Walking grows in popularity as money gets tight
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More people like to go walking than was the case four years ago, with one likely reason being the fact it is a free form of exercise.

A study by PruHealth has found that 27 per cent of Britons walk - or undertake other free activities such as running - to bolster their health and fitness.

This compares with only 14 per cent in 2008.

One reason for this may be that some people have decided in an age of austerity to cut down on paid-for exercise like using a gym.

Head of clinical vitality at PruHealth Dr Katie Tryon said: "The health benefits of walking span across several different areas of our wellbeing, including physical, mental and social wellbeing."

She said these included improved coronary health, lower weight, better health esteem and reduced symptoms of depression.

The Ramblers has an ongoing project called Get Walking Keep Walking, which is aimed at encouraging more people to take up the activity.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801461016-ADNFCR