Walking

Walking

Walking

Benefits of Walking

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You do not have to walk for hours, a brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

Before you start:

  • Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do.
  • If you're walking to work, you could wear your usual work clothes with a comfy pair of shoes and change shoes when you get into work.
  • For long walks, you may want to take some water, healthy snacks, a spare top, sunscreen and a sun hat in a small backpack.
  • If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.

You can also use the Active 10 app to monitor how much you are walking


* PLEASE NOTE OUR WALKS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN PAUSED UNTIL ATLEAST THE 15 FEBRUARY 2021*

Booking is essential prior to every walk. You can book as close as one hour before the walk is due to take place.


Active Together Walks

Active Together Walks is a scheme designed to provide a range of walking groups across our district suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced. Before booking onto a walk please fill in the completed registration form below (please note you only need to do this once). We are asking for these details for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

*PLEASE NOTE OUR WALKS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN PAUSED UNTIL ATLEAST THE 15 FEBRUARY 2021*

Location

Day

Time

Volunteer Walk Leader

Outside Kirby Muxloe Library

LE9 2EN

Monday

13:30 - 14:30

BDC Member of Staff

Glen Hills Library

LE2 9JD

Wednesday

10:30 - 11:30

BDC Member of Staff

Bouskell Park

LE18 4FT

Thursday

13:30 - 14:30

BDC Member of Staff