Research has proven that going for daily brisk walks has a positive impact on your health. However, the response to this valuable information highlighting the positive impact walking can have on our health and welfare is often given the “I don’t have time’! – or similar reply. Sound familiar? There are twenty-four hours in a day and we only need 30 minutes, leaving us 23 hours and 30 minutes to do all the other things on our daily schedules. Our lives have become more and more sedentary so there is an even greater need to ‘get up and get going!’ Frequent business travel can really wreak havoc on our endeavour to live a healthy lifestyle. In this article we share some ideas on getting outdoors for at least a 30 minute daily brisk walk while soaking up the beauty of nature – well as much as you can get in a City!
Benefits of a daily brisk walk
- Stay happier
- Shed excess weight
- Strengthen bones
- Improve your cardiovascular health
- Reduce your risk of cancer
- And, best of all it is FREE for a more energised, less stressed, healthier you!
Walks from serviced apartments in Milton Keynes
If your business trip is taking you to Milton Keynes and whether you have booked into a hotel or serviced apartment, there are some great places to walk.
Milton Keynes has over 5,000 acres of parkland, rivers, lakes and woodland including over 22 million trees so finding green space (which covers 20% of the city) to go out for a brisk walk or run away from traffic is easily achievable. There are also miles of redways and pathways which weave their way across the city, again offering the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy some stunning scenery just a stone’s throw away from serviced apartments in Milton Keynes central. Here are some of the wonderful places to go for brisk walks and relax the mind:
- Campbell Park – known as Milton Keynes very own “Central Park”, and provides a green oasis for residents and visitors. Campbell Park, in addition to it’s formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture, also hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events.
- Willen Lake – there is a walk path that takes you around the lake which is also host to extreme sports such as cable-tow wakeboarding and dragon-boat racing. Here you will meet many fellow walkers and it is host to weekly Park Runs throughout the year.
- Ancient woods – Shenley, Howe Park and Linford where you will enjoy a wealth of wild flowers, animals and tranquil woodland walks
- The River Ouzel – winds its way through the city past many traditional country pubs
- Canal walks – The Grand Union Canal enters Milton Keynes in the Ouse Valley Park at Old Wolverton and winds through the east of the city until it leaves Milton Keynes at Water Eaton in Bletchley. Guide_to_the_Grand_Union_Canal.
Milton Keynes offers visitors wonderful woodland walks, peaceful parks and quiet riverside rambles. Cotels are proud to be part of such a vibrant City with it’s booming economy and inspiring green spaces. All our serviced apartments in Milton Keynes are within close proximity to some wonderful places to ‘let of steam’ and get your daily dose of fresh air and brisk walks.