Morning all! Did anyone else watch BBC1 at 8pm last night? I found the statistics on the merits of different kinds of exercising in the "getting fitter" programme so interesting - and they gave me such a boost! As regulars to this forum will know, my maximum walk is 3000 steps (with the help of my trusty sholley!) - I have mobility problems and find it so hard to walk for long distances, it's quite depressing at times. The experiment of comparing the health benefits of a slow 10 000 steps, done over the course of a whole day (which, by the way, they explained was not recommended by doctors originally, but part of an advertising campaign in China - who knew?!?) with three pacey daily walks of 10mins each was an absolute eye-opener to me! Scientifically, the latter came out tops - which gives me hope!! People who can walk long distances, at a good pace, are getting health benefits, but once the steps are done slower those benefits lessen. So, I'm still aiming to do my 3000 steps three times a week just because I enjoy it, but I'm going to give the three fast daily 10 minute walks a go. If I can manage to get my heart rate up and sustain it for 10 minutes, this may be really beneficial for someone like me! I am prepared to have to start with 5mins a day maybe even just once a day, and build up to 10mins three times a day - got to be realistic, and if I can't do 10mins immediately all is not lost! I'll let you know how it goes!