There are many walking footpaths in the Ashford Kent area. The local hills in Kent along with the coast make hiking and walking a great joy with beautiful scenery.
Walking/ hiking and jogging are good exercises for the body and your well-being.. If new to jogging then mix it up with slow and brisk walking until your fitness increases.
It is a good idea to have more than one physical activity as each works different groups of muscles.
How frequently / how often?
Again the response has to be as above. Don't go from having done no exercise to doing it immediately 5-7 x per week. This isn't sensible even if the new activity is highly enjoyable. Start 1-2/ 2-4 (depending on your age and the activity) x per week the gradually build up your sessions.
An osteopathic check up here in Kent
An osteopathic check up can establish your ability to take on a new hobby or form of exercises. Give TIm Marris a call to make an apppointment.
These low impact exercises are particularly good for helping prevent osteoporosis as they are thought to help stimulate good bone density. Walking is especially great in lovely countryside.
If you are going on a long distance walk and taking a large rucksack or one that is quite heavy. Do make sure you have a rucksack with a good waist belt. This will ensure the weight of the rucksack is taken on your pelvic bones rather than on your back and shoulders.
We are very lucky here in Kent to have many lovely country footpaths for exploring - so do get out there and enjoy them, and ... help your health at the same time!