Join in Free Health Walks and Boost Your Fitness

walk for healthA programme of free health walks is up and running in Tamworth, and places are still available if anyone would like a helping hand to improve their fitness.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development team has launched the Walk for Health initiative, 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.

Walks for beginners will take place on a Monday from 10am to 11am, 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.

“I would encourage anyone, of any walking ability, to come along and join in our free Walk for Health programme.”

For more information on the Walk for Health sessions, call Dave Owen on 07896 504141.

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