There's lots of evidence to suggest that walking is perfect exercise for most people. Almost anyone can take a walk, at their own pace and in the area around their home. No effort required. This week reports have suggested that walking can delay the onset of dementia. That's a pretty good reason to get back in to walking when I can find free time, so this morning I dug out my trainers from under a pile of washing and chucked them in the car with the boys. The little tikes are at nursery today while I go to work, so I can squeeze in a quick shuffle round the block in my lunch break.
Of course, like everything these days, leaving the office for lunch takes a bit of planning. If you spend most of your break walking, you need a lunch that doesn't take long to eat. Yesterday I had a chicken salad with raw vegetables (broccoli, beans, baby corn) and it took me about 50 minutes to eat (trying not to crunch too loudly). Today it's a chicken and salad sandwich (on rye of course) which I can knock back in 5 minutes. Now I just need to check the weather forecast because if it rains, I'll be staying put!