How walking can add years to your life!

Apr 16, 2024

Another month, another health study about the benefits of walking.

A new UK study has found that walking 5,000 steps three times each week for two years can add up to three years to a person’s life expectancy. It can also decrease walkers’ healthcare costs by up to 13 percent.

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Freycinet NP,Tas

 

Not bad!

This study was published by the London School of Economics and health and wellness platform Vitality Global The goal was to find the best ways for people to form and maintain lifelong healthy habits.

And you lot are even luckier because you’re getting your 5,000 plus step up on our wonderful walking trails which means you’re getting a whole physical and mental work-out. Win Win!

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Larapinta Trail

 

“Healthy habits can profoundly extend the quality and length of life,” Discovery Vitality founder Adrian Gore explained in a statement.

“Our data shows the impact is not only significant but applies across ages, risk factors, and health statuses — maintaining a small amount of physical activity has lasting health impacts.

“Given the role of behaviour in health risk globally, a better understanding of the mechanisms of habits can be a powerful way to improve individual health—and to evolve our healthcare systems to prioritise preventive health.”

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Three Capes, Tas

 

So let Life’s an Adventure help you get your 5000 steps up a day!

The question is where do you want to go? We have over 50 guided walks on offer in Australia alone!

Of course, when you join a Life’s An Adventure walking holiday walking is only part of the adventure.

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Cape to Cape walk

 

We understand that you will most likely only visit these destinations once, so you want to experience it in the best possible way. Our specialty is providing Pack-Free walking holidays with added Wow-mazing experiences.

Whether that’s a helicopter flight over the peninsular, exploring the nearby local vineyard for wine tasting or dressing in a kimono for a Japanese tea ceremony, we want your journey to be truly unforgettable.

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Kimberley, WA

 

You’ll stay in the best accommodation in each area and enjoy superb local produce each night accompanied with fine wines and enjoy flexible walking options. It’s why we’ve been awarded 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence.

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Camino

 

Whichever walking holiday you choose, from Tasmania to the Camino walks in Europe, our philosophy is the same… to always go above and beyond to exceed your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience!

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