WALKING GROUP

The positive correlation between walking or other physical activity and mental health has been long-known by general practitioners and mental health specialists. Walking offers huge benefits both physically and mentally. It improves self-perception and self-esteem, sleep quality, and helps reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. 

Physically active people have up to 30% reduce risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed recover. Walking also helps boost your mood because it increases the blood flow and blood circulation to the brain and the body. 

Being out in nature also offers additional benefits to your mental health as it offers fresh air and allows you to be 'present'. 

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We are encouraging people to get out of the house, get active and socialise with likeminded people by hosting regular walks via our walking group. We are blessed to be located in an area that offers plenty of scenery and pathways which allows us offer various walking routes.

 

Walking can be great for your social life - and knowing you have the support of people around you is a great way to start and keep going. You'll make friends, encourage each other, develop a network of supportive fellow walkers and discover new walks in and around your area.

If you are interested in getting involved with our walking group then please email us by clicking here for more information or alternatively follow us on facebook here for regular updates.

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Over 60% of adults have stated their mental health has gotten worse since the introduction of the global pandemic, with loneliness being the key factor for this. At a time where lockdowns, restrictions and working from home were a challenge, walking become a main tool in improve people's mental health.

Here are the essential tools walking groups can offer to help someone with their mental health.

- Improve your mood

- Reduce stress & anxiety

- Increase energy

- Better sleeping pattern

- More social opportunities

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