Your Move offer a number of Health Walks which have been designed to get you outside and taking in the spectacular views of the Fylde Coast.
What are Health Walks?
We provide the Fylde Coast largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across Fylde and Wyre lead a more active lifestyle. Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.
Our walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active and the best thing is they’re completely free.
How do Health Walks work?
It’s as easy as making sure you are wearing appropriate clothing to walk in, turning up to one of our many Health Walks and taking a stroll with your Walk Leader.
Who are Health Walking for?
For most people physical activity does not pose a hazard and can be of great benefit for numerous health conditions.
However we strongly recommend seeking medical advice before attending a walk if:
- A doctor has ever said you have a heart condition.
- You feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity.
- You ever lose balance because of dizziness or ever lose consciousness.
- In the past month have you have had pain in your chest when you were NOT doing physical activity.
- You have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity.
What are the benefits?
There are plenty of benefits from getting into running. For starters, it’s an easy way of improving your physical health. Running regularly will improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet.
There is evidence it may help increase bone density in some people, which can help protect against bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
There are also mental benefits of running. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal. Running regularly can also be a great stress reliever and has even been shown to combat depression.
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