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Coventry Healthy Walks

Coventry Healthy Walks (Group Walks)

Coventry healthy walks.

Coventry Healthy Walks sets up and helps to lead a network of walks in the community. The project aims to encourage people to join weekly led walks and also take up more independent walking as part of their daily lifestyle.

We have a vast range of walks that run across the whole city and these are open to everyone. We believe our walks cater for everybody's needs and that everybody in the city has a chance to enjoy them.

Remember: If you're out walking wear suitable footwear and clothing. 

Please note: Sometimes walks have to be cancelled at late notice, please telephone 024 7678 5627 or 07508 094 341 to make sure your walk is taking place.  

How to join

Take a look at our walk timetable and see which walk you would like to go along too, then just turn up to the walk.

If you feel you have a medical condition that may restrict you from doing exercise, please visit your local GP to be referred.

If possible, please then print off and fill in the outdoor health questionnaire and bring it with you to the walk. If you are unable to, don't worry, our walk leaders will have copies for you.

If a child is taking part in the walk, a responsible adult (18+) will need to be with the child. This is for insurance purposes. 

Take a look at some of our photos 

Healthy walks

Why walk?

There a loads of great reasons for joining our walks!

Physical benefits

  • Reduces the risk of premature death
  • Reduces cardiovascular disease
  • Reduces the risk of developing some cancers
  • Reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes
  • Helps to prevent or reduce hypertension
  • Helps to prevent or reduce osteoporosis
  • Helps to control weight and reduce the risk of obesity
  • Can help with the management of painful conditions including joint pain

Psychological benefits

  • Can provide relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Can enhance and protect brain function

Social wellbeing and quality of life

  • Can improve self-confidence
  • Can improve social interaction and integration
  • Can improve independence and mobility in later life
  • It is recognised that physical inactivity is one of a range of risk factors involved in the conditions above.

Why is walking the perfect activity for health?

  • Almost everyone can do it
  • You can do it anywhere and any time
  • It's a chance to make new friends
  • It's free and you don't need special equipment
  • You can start slowly and build up gently.

Walking with health conditions 

If you have problems with your health, or if you've had them in the past, it can be hard to stay active.

But walking could make all the difference. It's a low impact exercise, so it's easy for you to get involved - even if you're not feeling your best. In fact, walking could help you feel great again!

More information about walking with health conditions.

How much should you do?

It is recommended that you aim to build up to 150 minutes of brisk walking or other similar activities, over a week. You are encouraged to walk at your own pace, but at a pace which makes your heart beat a little faster and your breathing a little quicker.

What's in it for you?

Apart from all the health benefits of walking, you can also receive healthy walks goodies. If you attend 16 walks or our other healthy lifestyle courses you will receive a bag of goodies.

Healthy walks co-ordinator

Be Active, Be Healthy Team

Email: beactivebehealthy@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7678 5627

Faseman House
Tile Hill
Faseman Avenue
Coventry
CV4 9RB

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