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:

  • Wear 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 WILL BE RESUMING W/C 12 APRIL*

You can now book onto our walks using the link below

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 that suitable for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. Before booking onto a walk please fill in the completed registration form above (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 WILL RESUME W/C 12 APRIL *

Location

Day

Time

Volunteer Walk Leader

Outside Kirby Muxloe Library

LE9 2EN

Monday

11:00 - 12:00

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