Apr 24, 2019
Today on the podcast we are joined by Nanette Mutrie, professor at the University of Edinburgh and Chair of Physical Activity for Health. Nanette has been active in encouraging walking as a way for increasing healthiness in Scotland since the 1990's. You'll hear how walking is really the very best exercise for most people and it's something we are naturally built to do.
We talk about the benefits of moderate exercise and how walking really fulfills that for most people. Nanette dispells the "no pain no gain" mentality for most people in the population. She says there's "no gain with pain" for truly deriving the health benefits of exercise for people who are not competitive athletes. The goal should be sustainability. Nanette says you want to enjoy the movement you're doing. Up to 80% of the population can walk and for that reason alone it really should be health initiative #1 for physical activity.
This episode brings together two Scots for a fun dialogue on the health benefits of walking!