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Walk Your Way to Health

Walk Your Way to Health

Exercise doesn’t always mean going to the gym or taking part in strenuous activities, it can be as simple as taking a walk. The accredited Walking for Health scheme is a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

There is a range of walks available starting from 30 minutes to two hours, but the most important thing is that people start at a comfortable level and gradually build up to longer walks if needed.

Dave Gale, volunteer walk leader from Goole, thoroughly enjoy volunteering as a walk leader, “ the best part for me is seeing all the walkers smiling and chatting as they walk; they seem oblivious to the fact that they are walking and getting fitter.   They must be enjoying it as they keep coming back for more!”

Walks are all over the East Riding and the Walking for Health scheme is now dementia-friendly. There’s no need to book, just turn up 15 minutes beforehand and meet the group For more information about all the walks in the East Riding contact Sarah Johnson at sarah.johnson@eastriding.gov.uk or call (01482) 392526.

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