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Find a walking group - Walking for Health

Summary of group

Walking in a group is a great way to start walking and to stay motivated. You’ll make friends, have fun and discover new places to walk in your neighbourhood as well as improving your health and fitness. All walks are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders.

Why walk? Walking can...

  • make you feel good
  • give you more energy
  • reduce stress and help you sleep better
  • reduce the likelihood of some cancers
  • keep your heart ‘healthy’
  • reduce blood pressure
  • help you manage your weight

How much walking do I need to do?
The current weekly recommendation for physical activity is at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity (such as brisk walking) in bouts of 10 minutes or more – one way to achieve this is to do 30 minutes on at least 5 days a week. ‘Brisk’ Walking means walking at a pace where you breathe a little faster, feel warmer and have a slightly faster heartbeat. You should be able to talk – but not sing! If you can’t carry on a conversation then you are going too fast!

For more information visit the Walking for Health website.