Destination: Fit! Discover the Health Benefits of a Walking Holiday this Easter

Mar 21, 2013, 14:16 ET from

LONDON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and with Easter eggs appearing down the aisles of every supermarket, this bank holiday is the perfect time to pop your walking boots into your suitcase and get the family working off those eggs with a walking holiday.

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Travel agents offer various guided and independent walking holiday options, so if your tribe are a bunch of beginners, or even if you're experts, there is something everyone can enjoy and take part in. Whether it's venturing to the Mediterranean to explore the sunny hills and different cultures, or getting stuck into the classic British countryside - walking can make a difference.

Not only does it bring the whole family together with orienteering projects and discovering what nature has to offer, but walking has been described as "the best kind of exercise for any generation" (Saga Magazine). Walking can help improve your wellbeing on the inside as well as helping with weight loss and muscle toning. Walking for 30mins per day can, over time, help give both your heart and lungs a workout leading to a reduced risk of heart disease and strokes.

Something different, a walking holiday will not only keep you fit whilst you take a break but allows you to explore your destination from a new perspective; getting to grips with nature and local culture as well as enjoying the usual tourist locations.

Wherever you're off too, remember all the essentials this Easter over at where the outdoor section is filled with walking boots, jackets and those little extras to get your walking holiday off to a  great start! For more tips and latest news log on to the official Facebook and Twitter pages.