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Get healthy for summer

Published Thursday, 05 May 2016

Coventry Healthy Walks is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May.

Healthy Walks
Healthy Walks

Walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore your local area and there’s something for everyone.

Romilla Devi, scheme co-ordinator for Coventry Healthy Walks, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting National Walking Month this May. Our volunteer walk leaders help all sorts of people to enjoy the many health benefits that regular walking brings, providing support every step of the way.

“Our walkers have a great deal of fun, making new friends and getting to know their local area. Many of us know we should be more active, so why not join us this May and let us welcome you along to our next walk.”

Coventry Healthy Walks run walks that are no longer than 90 minutes, with at least one walk of less than 30 minutes every month. By keeping walks short, new walkers and those with long term health conditions will feel more confident getting started.

To find a short walk near you go to either www.coventry.gov.uk/healthywalks or www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder.

Walking counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity people should be doing each week. Only 61% of adults in England are currently meeting this recommendation, but walking offers a free and simple solution.

Walking is a wonderful form of natural exercise, which is simple but it is also effective. We could prevent 37,000 deaths every year, just by taking a walk. In just a short time walking can significantly improve a person’s health, wellbeing and confidence.
 

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