Habit of the month - FebruaryBeginner-Go for at least a 10-minute walk a day

Intermediate-Go for at least a 30-minute walk (this can be divided into two 15-minute walks)

Advanced-Go for a 60-minute walk (this equates to around the 10,000 step mark and can also be divided up into smaller walks throughout the day).

This month’s habit is something we do every day, but something that once you start using it to your advantage can make a big difference in your health and fitness goals. If your goal is fat loss, keeping active outside of your workouts can make the difference by burning extra calories thus creating the right energy balance. In the case of fat loss, it’s not always dropping your calories which is the answer, programming in daily walks can be a better alternative to keep you on track. According to the NHS, the average person in the UK walks between 3,000-4,000 steps a day. A good target for us to work towards is 10,000 steps a day. This burns, on average, 400-500kcals. But like anything, if you’re not quite there work up to it gradually. Start by just going for a 10-minute walk a day. This can be done in the morning, evening or during work breaks. Walking regularly is not only good for your fat loss goals but also great for your cardiovascular health. It improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation and lowers cortisol levels. All key components of a healthy body.