FIT TOGETHER – FREE GUIDED WALKS IN WEST NORFOLK
If you find it difficult to get active, why not start walking? It’s really easy to get started, you don’t need any special equipment – and best of all it counts towards your recommended amount of physical activity.
Walking can improve your health, your happiness and, if you join one of our groups, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know your local area and meet new people.
Walking can help to keep your mind and your social life healthy too, so why not make a start and find a walk near you today. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love you to join us.
Walking is a normal, everyday activity – and that’s partly why we forget it’s actually exercise at all. It’s good for us. It can help us stay healthy and watch our weight. And it gives us energy (which makes us feel great). There’s really no other exercise like it!
If you have a health condition, walking is a great way for you to relieve some of your symptoms, get back on the road to recovery and feel great again. But it isn’t just about getting better. Walking can help prevent illnesses from developing in the first place. Walking will improve the flexibility and strength of your joints, muscles and bones too – and it’ll reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Walking at any pace will help you to manage your weight, reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and reduce the risk of some cancers (inactive people are more likely to develop colon, breast and lung cancer than those who exercise).
So if you want to get started, why not find your local health walk and join today?
The Fit Together walks range from a Grade 1 beginners’ walk through to a Grade 3 for those looking for something more challenging. All walks are free. Participants are asked to complete a short health questionnaire before the start of the walk and should arrive 15 minutes early.
Walk programmes are available from libraries, council offices and doctors’ surgeries. They are also available to download at www.activenorfolk.org/fittogether