Free walks during Walking Week 23-29 June 2014
09/06/2014To celebrate walking week people of all ages in the Southern Trust area are invited to stride, stroll and saunter their way around Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon and Newry & Mourne council areas with the Southern Walking for Health initiative from 23-29 June 2014.
A series of free walks ranging from 20 to 90 minutes are available during the day and in the evening. The walks are led by trained walk leaders and no experience or special equipment is necessary, just a comfortable pair of walking shoes. The walks are hosted by local walking groups and community health projects as part of the Southern Walking for Health scheme. This initiative is delivered in partnership with local councils and the Public Health Agency and has been supporting walking for over 10 years in the Southern Area as part of Walking for Health Northern Ireland.
Although walking is very straightforward, the benefits are endless. It’s good for your health, it lifts your mood, it’s a sociable activity you can do with family or friends and a great way to meet new people. It also counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity people should be doing each week.
Gerard Rocks, Assistant Director of Promoting Wellbeing, Southern Trust, said: “Through Trust in Community the Southern Trust has teamed up with our partners to support local communities in improving their health and wellbeing. We want as many people as possible to step out during Walking Week so that they can experience everything walking has to offer. You don’t need any special equipment to join in and all our walks are free, so why not come along to one of these walks in in your local council area and take those important first steps towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.”
Go on join us, go for walk.
For more information contact Sabrina Lynn on Tel: 028 3831 1525 or Email: Sabrina.firstname.lastname@example.org . Download the Walking Programme.