Get out and about; walk more and feel the difference..
Why is walking the perfect activity for health?
- Almost everyone can do it
- You can do it anywhere at anytime
- It’s free and you don’t need special equipment
- You can start slowly and build up at your own pace
Regular walking will help you feel good, reduce your blood pressure, reduce your stress levels, keep your heart strong, improve your sleep patterns and help to manage your weight. You will feel an increase in your energy levels and exercise also releases those happy hormones, making you feel better in yourself.
How much is enough?
Adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 mins (2 ½ hours) of moderate intense physical activity, in bouts of 10 minutes or more – or 30 minutes every day!
So what’s next?
If you enjoy walking, a walking group is a great way to explore new routes and meet likeminded people, turning your daily exercise into a social event. Being in the great outdoors with fully qualified walk leaders, who dedicate their time to making your walking experience a good one, is the perfect way to explore all North Tyneside has to offer.
So, you’re invited to join in! Whether it’s for a short, brisk walk or a longer two hour saunter, there are options across the borough to choose from to walk your way to fitness.
Information on the days, times and locations of Wellbeing Walking Groups in North Tyneside can be found by clicking here.
Please note: The White Swan Health Walk will not be running over the summer and will restart again on Tuesday 7 September 2021. Eddy’s Haven Health Walk will now meet at the North Entrance of Northumberland Park (King Edward Road) due to bridge maintenance being carried out for 8 weeks (from Thursday 8 July 2021).
If walking in a group isn’t for you; you might like one of our self-led walks. With plenty of routes throughout North Tyneside ranging from 1 – 6 miles; you can navigate your way across the borough yourself. Find more information and routes by clicking here.
For further information please contact Active North Tyneside by:
- Calling: 0191 643 7171; or
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org