If you’ve overindulged at Christmas and one of your New Year resolutions is to get fit, then a free new Tamworth Borough Council programme might be just the thing to help you get in shape.
The Walk for Health initiative is being launched in the New Year, offering free guided walks around the borough’s parks and open spaces. The walks are all led by fully qualified walk leaders and are less than an hour in duration.
Anyone taking part can walk at their own pace and can stop and start as many times as they like.
The walks programme starts on Monday January 14 at 10am with a beginner’s session. Walks for beginners will take place on a Monday from 10am to 11pm, with intermediate session on Fridays from 10am to 11am.
All walks start from the Activity Centre in the Castle Grounds. There is no need to book, just turn up in comfortable clothing and footwear and join in.
Walk for Health is a great way to get fit, see new places and meet new friends. Walking for just 30 minutes five times a week:
- Reduces your chance of a heart attack or stroke by 30%
- Reduces your chances of contracting certain cancers by 50%
- Can help you to lose up to a stone in weight in just two to three months
- Can help reduce stress, depression and help you sleep better
- Can help reduce your chances of contracting diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis
Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said, “Encouraging people in Tamworth to improve their health and fitness is one of our top priorities. These walks are a simple and effective way to exercise and stay healthy.
“If you want to get fit in the New Year, I would encourage you to come along and join in our free programme.”