Why not get out of the gym and head outside for some exercise in the fresh air? Walking about five miles (10,000 steps) a day can keep your heart healthy and even help you to lose weight. It's also good for your lungs and muscles, and can improve bone density as it's a weight-bearing exercise.
According to the NHS, regular walking can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis and arthritis. It can help you to deal with anxiety and stress, and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
So we've hand-picked five AA walks from around the UK for you to tackle. And there are plenty more walks online.
Save 10% on walking essentials from the AA Shop if you're a member. Standard delivery is free on all orders to mainland UK addresses.
2 January 2015