Yes, we know many of you are still planning for Christmas day and all that entails, so thinking about your post Christmas day activities may be a little early. We just wanted to get in there with a gentle reminder that getting outdoors and enjoying a walk can be both beneficial to you and fun.
After all most of Christmas Day afternoon is spent watching old movies on the TV for the hundredth time (or so it feels like) or falling asleep on the sofa! Why not blow away the cobwebs and work off some of the excess calories that Christmas lunch will have added to your daily intake.
Our chiropractors at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic are keen to encourage everyone to get in some daily exercise and what better way than walking. It’s simple, free and almost everyone can do it. Here are just a few of the benefits of walking to your health and well being:
- helps prevent or manage various health conditions which are prevalent in our society such as type 2 diabetes
- aids in strengthening bones and muscle
- improves mood and
- reduces stress.
The great news is that we are fortunate to have some fabulous areas to get outdoors to enjoy a walk around Newcastle under Lyme. Newcastle under Lyme is surrounded by stunning countryside. Staffordshire, as a county, boasts a National Park, areas of outstanding natural beauty, national forests and National Nature Reserve. Off road paths, greenways, canal towpaths and river routes are all on our doorstep.
Of course for your post Xmas walk you may want to take a walk around the area you live in, it’s often surprising what is just on our doorstep. However, you may want to get out somewhere a bit further afield. A place we enjoy visiting is Apeldale Community Country Park.
Stoke on Trent is on our doorstep and is one of the greenest cities in the UK – if you didn’t know! Westport Lake and Park Hall Country Park are great places for taking a walk.
If you’re looking for some more walking trails around Newcastle, the Ordnance Survey #GetOutside website offers up some suggestions.
There are lots of places to get out and enjoy so make the most of them this Christmas.
It’s never too early to plan your post Xmas lunch walk.