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UK Journals: Nature, Walk & Health

It's a busy day and you start the morning early. While taking the children to school you stop at a convenience store and pick up a high-carb breakfast sandwich for you the children. After getting them safely to class, you dash to work for an early morning meeting. The meeting extends overtime and rather than having a healthy lunch you instead have to run down the street to a fast-food restaurant and pick-up a another high-carb, high-fat sandwich and some chips. After the long day at work you leave the office and head back home, but before getting there you stop back at the convenience store to pick up your favourite high calorie drink. The day ends and you routinely practice this same routine many times a week.

In the UK, statistics report that "1 in 4 adults, and over 1 in 10 children aged 2-10, are obese". Obesity can have a terrible consequences on your health and greatly increases the chances of you contracting diabetes, cancer and other life threatening diseases. Because of this, the UK government has made it a top issue to reduce obesity in the country and has put various programs in place such as the Change4Life program which does its best to make healthy foods accessible in areas where it might usually be lacking, such as convenience stores. Is this really enough though? Sure putting fruit into a convenience store is a great steep to helping the obesity problem, but realistically speaking, we must each do something on our own to get our bodies where they need to be, and it doesn't have to be too difficult.

Walking is one of the simplest exercises you'll ever come across. Health professionals agree that by walking ½ hour per day your body can actually benefit in body shaping and toning, and it will greatly reduce the risk of numerous medical conditions typically brought on by obesity. So not only will you begin to feel better and look better, but chances certainly are you'll live better as well.

Taking a walking retreat can be a terrific way to kick off your new health plan and what better place to do it than in one of the most beautiful parks in the world, Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Dales has trails for short walks, long distance trails and even has guided walks! It's a wonderful place to have a walking retreat that will have you take in fresh air, the beauty of nature and will make your new life changes unforgettable. Even if you prefer not to take a walking retreat alone but instead start your life change with a few friends, family or group, there are some beautiful resorts that are perfect for hosting your walking retreat in Yorkshire Dales. They allow for group bookings and offer beautifully decorated, spacious rooms situated near lakes. They also offer great relaxing lounges,catered foods (low calorie available of course), tennis courts, and breathtaking views from numerous patios along their beautiful 26 acre campus. Give them a call today to set-up your walking retreat and begin changing your life.

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