Have you ever wondered why you should walk?
It's a way of meeting new people and making friends
It can be done anywhere, any time
It doesn't need any expensive equipment
It is a form of gentle exercise suitable for almost everyone
It can be done by people recovering from illness
Regular walking can also improve your:
Walking can reduce the risk of:
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure
The Stride and Stroll Mission Statement:
An organised group dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of its participants by walking safely and comfortably within a happy friendly atmosphere.
All walks are graded into groups to meet the needs of participants.
Routes are pre-walked mid week to check for risks, obstructions and weather damage.
Number and type of stiles on each route are assessed to ensure that they can be negotiated by the group.
Walk Leaders carry mobile phones for contact within and between groups.
Health and Fitness:
Walks of sufficient length to burn calories.
Walks of sufficient intensity to improve the caridovascular system.
Walking is a low impact activity which can improve joint strength.
Walking can help maintain bone density.
There is always a Walk Leader at the back of each group to allow participants to walk within their optimum level for good training adaptation.
Health questionnaires required from all participants so that a passport can be issued detailing vital information and persons to contact.
On the day, walkers are registered against the group they walk in and the registers saved for future reference.
Regular meetings of Walk Leaders to co-ordinate and improve the infrastructure to the highest standards possible.
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