A 'walking away day' programme is launching across County
Durham offering local residents the chance to get active and
explore the countryside.
Run by the 'Get Active' team, part of County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, the programme aims to provide
opportunities for local people to take part in physical activity
whilst exploring different places of interest. The walks are
accessible to all ages and abilities and led by qualified walk
Health Improvement Practitioner for County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Lauren Lang said: "Walking is a
great way to keep fit and healthy and does not have to be too
strenuous to produce results.
"It is associated with a number of benefits and reduces
the risk of many chronic conditions such as; coronary heart
disease, strokes, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. So why
not come along and keep fit whilst having fun on our
Get Active is offering a total of six Walking Away Day's
over the summer months. The first walk is being held at Herrington
Park, Sunderland on Monday 23rd April.
The walk will start at approximately 11:00am with
transport to and from the walks also provided (£4 transport cost).
Beginner and intermediate walks are available with the opportunity
to have something to eat afterwards.
Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served
basis therefore booking is required. For more information on the
Walking Away Day programme or to book a place please contact Lauren
Lang (Health Improvement Practitioner) on 0191 5692847 or via
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