You may be surprised that we’re already talking about what you can do after your Christmas Day Lunch – well our chiropractors thought it would be a good idea to take your mind off the usual tasks of Christmas, like present shopping and planning the menu!
For many when the hullabaloo of the Christmas lunch is over, including the clearing and washing up, the rest of the afternoon is often spent watching a repeat of some movie which was bad the first time around while drifting off for a snooze on the sofa. Why not change things this year and plan a post Christmas lunch walk. It will certainly blow off the cobwebs and burn off those extra calories that may have passed your lips!
The good news is that there are some wonderful places to take a walk at in and around Fareham. You may have read some of our previous posts that our chiropractors have written about walking with suggestions for walks in and around our area. Here is a reminder of one of our favourite walks.
The Fareham Easy Access Trail is a mile long surfaced path overlooking Fareham Creek. Offering views over the estuary where wildlife and boats share the waters of Portsmouth habour it is a great walk. It has been created so that everyone, not just the able bodied can enjoy it. There is a 4 mile circular walk that can also be followed, however, after the mile mark the path becomes more uneven and is suitable for the able bodied after this point. You can download a leaflet with all the details for the trail here.
Walking is such an underrated form of exercise, however, it offers so many benefits. It is probably the simplest way to get active. Our chiropractors encourage as many people as possible to stay active as it is so important for our overall health and well-being. People often underestimate the benefit of being active on the health of their spine.
If you’re not currently very active and decide to get walking then remember not to overdo it. You should start slowly and increase your pace gradually.
If you have a pre-existing health condition you should seek your GP’s advice about suitable form of exercises for you.
Happy walking this Christmas.