Walking is a great cardiovascular exercise - you can do it on the flat or give your leg and back muscles more of a workout by going up and down hill - the gluteal muscles (that form the fleshy part of your backside) are particularly important for the support of the low back area so walking can really help low back problems. You can speed up or slow down to vary the pace and the workout plus get all the mental health benefits of being outside in nature, particularly at this time of year with crisp blue autumn skies and wonderful sunsets. I hate the gym but I know how important it is to exercise - I’m lucky enough to live on Portland and I always take my camera out on a walk, whether I’m exercising, foraging or just having some peaceful time out. You can see the results of some of this summer’s walks below, look out for more over the coming months. Even better - get out there yourself and get the benefits - even a walk round a park or a small green space or along the harbourside can be great if you can’t walk far or don’t live on Portland. Get outside & get healthier (for free) by being in nature and getting more mobile!