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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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44. Walk yourself thinner

If you’re new to exercise or just don’t fancy the gym, here’s a simple way to drop some weight. It’s easy to start, and requires no special clothing or equipment.

Most of us view walking as a way to get from A to B, and most of the time we’ll choose to use the car or bus to get us to where we want to go. There is a good reason to put one foot in front of the other more often: it’s a great way to lose weight and stay slim. It is not expensive, it is not complicated and you can do it anywhere.

Half an hour’s walking will burn up an average of about two hundred calories and help to tone up your legs and bottom. There’s a catch; you won’t see results with a gentle stroll to work or the shops once or twice a week. To ...

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