3 Easy Ways To Get Fit – Walking, Running and Cycling

3 Easy Ways To Get Fit – Walking, Running and Cycling

I recently read three really inspiring stories on the Saga Blog which all seem to follow the same theme; easy ways to get fit and keep fit as you get older. The first article was about walking around Blencathra in the Lake District, the second about running for fitness and the third, and most exhausting, was five good reasons to cycle the C2C. 

Blencathra in the Lake District - A Personal View by Nick Stuart

Blencathra in the Lake District – A Personal View by Nick Stuart

Walks And Walking Twitter followers will know Nick Stuart well as I retweet his walking pictures and memories of the Lake District as frequently as he tweets them! What makes Nick’s story so compelling is that he started walking with his grandfather at about the age of nine. It’s similar, although the scenery isn’t quite as amazing, with what I am doing with my own son – teaching him about the outdoors and trying to ensure he gets plenty of exercise and fresh air. Even though he is only three and a half Tedi can walk at a good pace for at least three to four miles.

If you want to see more pictures from the Lake District then you can follow Nick on Twitter @NFStuart

Running for fitness… at our age was written by Sher Meekings and gives four really solid and really simple tips on how to start, and keep, running. In addition to the health benefits, which should be enough to keep you motivated Sher’s advice is to start slowly with baby steps – like walking before you can run! – by not over-doing things too soon and sticking to your favourite places to visit, or running somewhere really special like the Lake District anywhere in the world can become your personal fitness platform.

You can follow Sher on Twitter @Oldgirlrunning

Five good reasons to cycle the C2C is a really great account from the Adventures of Grandma and Grandpa. After only just returning from a cycling trip around southern India they were straight back in their saddles to complete the C2C. Also known as the Coast to Coast or Sea to Sea Cycle Route it is a hugely popular but extremely demanding 150 miles from Whitehaven to Sunderland.

For more adventures by bicycle you can follow them on Twitter @gparentsonabike

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