Resolve to step up your fitness level!

Amber Valley residents who have made a New Year's resolution to get a bit more active in 2012 are being reminded that they have a great way of doing so on their doorstep - the Amber Valley Walking for Health project.

The project provides walks with trained leaders in a range of locations in the borough every week. Most of the walks are free of charge with some incurring a nominal charge.

Project leader Debbie Chesterman says: "At the start of a New Year lots of people say they are going to take more exercise or do something to benefit their health, but most of them think of activities they have to pay for and buy special clothing or equipment for, like joining a gym.

"All people need to take part in our activity is sensible footwear. The walks are suitable for people of all abilities and they really do help to improve fitness and lose weight. Those with medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and even back pain can benefit from regular walking.

 "The walks are also a nice way to meet people and to learn more about the local area. The walk leaders vary the routes each week to keep it interesting for walkers."
Walkers are accompanied by leaders who have been trained in first aid and taught to understand  the links between exercise and health, the benefits of walking, health and safety and barriers to walking.
Walk groups meet outside Belper Clinic in Babington Hospital every Wednesday at 2pm, outside the Denby Pottery Visitor centre cafe every Thursday at 9.30am, outside the Visitor's Centre in Shipley Park every Tuesday at 2pm; at the Bridge Centre in Cromford Road, Langley Mill every Wednesday at 1.30pm and at Somerlea Park Centre in Somercotes every Thursday at 10am.

There's no need to book, just turn up.

Further details can be found by contacting Debbie or Tor on 01283 563483 and on the walking for health website www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk

For further details please contact:

Sue Grief at Write Away!
07786-437288
sue.grief@virgin.net

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