The evenings are darker, the temperatures are plummeting and your summer salad lunches have been substituted for stodgy stews. Is it any wonder Brits gain an average of 2lb to 4lb at this time of year?
But it doesn't take much to shift those extra pounds. In fact, it could be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is one of the best ways to ramp up your daily exercise quota, and depending on your weight, you could burn between 250 and 600 calories a day just by clocking up 10,000 steps.
Last week, woman&home took to the streets of London to test the theory. Using the Moves app
, which calculates every movement you make throughout the day, we managed to total 1500 calories worth of exercise. That was just from our everyday comings and goings! Add in a few lunch time strolls and imagine what you could achieve.
So if you're resolved to remove a little excess weight before Christmas, check out our tips for making the most of your daily walks.