#walk1000miles & weight-loss

Walking is a fantastic way to move more, protect your health, improve how you feel and achieve the body you want. Walking helps you maintain a healthy weight happily, gets the heart pumping faster, makes you feel more energetic and improves your mood. Over time, it can even help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And as well as bringing all the benefits of more vigorous activity, it’s also great because you can do it anywhere and it won’t cost you a penny!   ...

If you’re on a weight-loss journey and thinking of signing up for #walk1000miles you’re in luck: research shows that being physically active on a regular basis is equal in importance to eating a healthy balanced diet to successful weight-loss maintenance – and 100% of dieters polled said doing #walk1000miles made their weightloss journey a happier one. Whether it’s walking to meet a friend, stepping out of the office at lunchtime, walking around your local shopping centre or taking the dog to the park, there are lots of ways you can build up those miles. Encouraging friends and family members to feel as good as you do and build activity into their daily life will be of huge benefit too, and if you do it together you’re more likely to stick to it. More than 50% of Slimming World members who are active influence their partners, friends and family to get more active too.

‘I couldn’t function, I was heading toward diabetes, and I couldn’t put my own children through that. After #walk1000miles and Slimming World I’m a different person – 8st lighter and the benefits to my health and family are beyond words’
— Anne-Marie Thompson

Last year’s participants said

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