Walk & Talk Group

COVID GUIDELINES PERMITTING FOR THIS TO GO AHEAD 

PLEASE PRE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR THIS GROUP FOR THE UPDATES

 

Please register your interest here.

 

How walking and talking can be a good thing for you. 

 

All of us have had to learn to cope with the new challenges that COVID-19 has brought us in the last few months, and for many of us, the virus is pervasive and causing feelings of uncertainty. Although a few of us are now working from home, you may now have realised that it is not all you thought it would be and you have started to be cocooned in your home.

The Walk & Talk Group on offer from Project Active is quite simply getting people together in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Park, meet new people and actually talk face to face rather than through a gadget.

Are you  –

  • Mum & Dad.
  • Working from home
  • A business owner who wants to get out and hopefully do a little networking.
  • Struggling to get your physical & mental health on track.
  • Want to get exercising and not sure where to start.
  • Feeling a little bit lonely and want to chat with people.

Then join us.

These sessions will start with a 60 min walk

(subdivided into groups due to covid guidelines & fitness levels)

Then Brunch, coffee and & croissant 

 

When – Wednesday Morning’s 

Meet Time – 0850 at Woodstock Gate, Blenheim Park

Brunch – 0945 (ish) in The Star, Woodstock

Cost – whatever you choose for brunch

 

Please register your interest here.

 

 

Walking is simple and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.

The minimum recommendation from doctors to keep your body healthy and prevent illness such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes is 150 minutes of activity a week. So you could look at that as just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week – and you can break that down into chunks of ten or fifteen minutes at a time if you like.

Public Health England has produced an infographic based on the UK Chief Medical Officers recommend levels of physical activity guidelines.

Please click for the recommendations for health.

A good walk can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

But it’s not just about the occasional one-off feel-good factor. Being active has a whole range of benefits when it comes to mental wellbeing.

It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed recover.

In older people, staying active can improve cognitive function, memory, attention and processing speed, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

 

What if I’m not very active?

If you’re not very active but can walk – No problem, just come and do what you can do. If you’re not active because of a medical condition, please get advice from your GP.

If you cannot leave the house, why not see if one of our online sessions may work for you?

Make it a habit

The easiest way to walk more is to make walking a habit.

Think of ways to include walking in your daily routine.

Examples include:

  • walking part of your journey to work
  • walking to the shops
  • using the stairs instead of the lift
  • leaving the car behind for short journeys
  • walking the kids to school
  • doing a regular walk with a friend
  • going for a stroll with family or friends after dinner

 

Before you start

  • Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do
  • You may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes as you progress.
  • If you’re not active because of a medical condition, please get advice from your GP.
  • You will need a valid Blenheim Park pass to get admission to the park.
  • You must prebook for each week.
  • Just a reminder that you are not under obligation or commitment to turn up each week. It is all voluntary & optional.

 

Call Ben today for a FREE
consultation on 07940733102

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