North West Leicestershire Active Together
Walking 10,000 steps a day (about five miles) can help to give you a healthy heart and reduce your body fat.
We offer a range of group walks to suit everyone from beginners to those ready to walk a little further. Walks are free, everyone is welcome and all our walkers are really friendly. If you are looking to be a little more active or would like to explore your local area and meet new friends our walks are perfect for you.
You can either join us on the day or, if you have any questions, call or email us.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
|A. Broom Ley's Health Walk|
Wednesday 9.00am (weekly)
|B. Hermitage Leisure Centre Walk|
Wednesday, 9.30am (weekly)
|C. Walking for Health|
|D. Walk and Talk Group|
|E. Measham Walk|
Can walking help me to get fit?
Experts currently recommend that at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week can provide considerable physical and mental benefits. Walking is good for your heart and lungs by improving cardiovascular fitness. Most of the work is done by the muscles of the lower body, and as it's a weight-bearing activity, will also help improve bone density. At the same time, it's low impact, so it won't strain your joints. The beauty of walking is that it can be fitted into your daily routine. It's free, saves on petrol or bus fares and is better for the planet.
What are the health benefits?
Regular walking can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, osteoporosis and arthritis. It can help you to deal with anxiety and stress, and may reduce the risk of dementia. New research from British studies shows that anyone can turn back the clock three years by getting some exercise, like taking the stairs instead of the lift or getting off the bus a couple of stops earlier and walking.
Free monthly progression walk led by the friends of the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Woods
Date: Third Sunday of the month
Meet: QEDJ Wood Car Park off Heather Lane, between Heather and Normanton le Heath. Entrance opposite large wind turbine on Cattows Farm
Description: Generally about two hours in duration and covers 3 to a mximum of 5 miles. Free parking and famillies with children are very welcome.
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