Go for a brisk walk!

and get the heart pumping
Ok, hand on heart; do you get enough exercise? Do you walk fast enough? I must admit that I don’t always do enough – some weeks I do great, others, not so.

You may have seen in the news recently, that about 6 million middle-aged people in England are endangering their health by not taking so much as a brisk walk once a month. Apparently 41% of adults aged 40 to 60 walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace of at least 3mph.

Public Health England said such a lack of exercise increases an individual’s risk of prematurely developing serious health conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer. A sobering thought.

Don’t be too down-hearted though. It’s easy to start making a difference. You don’t have to ‘pump iron’ to improve your fitness. A brisk walk daily (outdoors or on the treadmill) or a couple of swims a week is a great place to start. It can also be a great excuse to be social and catch up with friends. Some members meet here for a swim and then relax afterwards in the Aqua Spa or with a coffee in the Brasserie. We also have some fun classes too including Aqua Aerobics and Pilates where you can have a giggle and get your heart pumping.

Our Nature Trail here at China Fleet with a winding path down to the river is a great walk – why not give it a go and see how fast you can do it!

So, if you do one thing this weekend, go for a brisk walk.

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall boarder on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, newly refurbished gym, exercise classes, 4* accommodation, bistro & brasserie, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth.