Fun, friendly and a little physical exercise is a key to good mental and
physical health, particularly in middle and later years, and a new local initiative
aims to stimulate people to be more active.
The LE3 Health Walks scheme, run by volunteers, has recently started to do just that. The five walks held so far have attracted a number of people of different ages and backgrounds, who show an eagerness to join the next week's activity. As one walker said, 'It's been really positive for me socially. There's been a marked improvement in my physical and mental wellbeing'.
Offering a series of weekly walks starting from the BRITE centre in Braunstone Avenue, it caters for most abilities. The scheme has accreditation from Walking for Health, the respected national and organisation. Leaders are trained and operate to guidelines that ensure attention to the well-being of participants.
All walks are local, making use of parks and open spaces wherever possible, are mostly on paved and even paved surfaces and are intended to be social as well as physical.
Everyone is welcome. Meeting on a Thursday at 12 noon, a programme of walks of varying length and duration will suit most capabilities. Come and give it a try!
Enquiries to Alan on 0780 694 9710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org