Walking is ideal for those who aren’t used to physical activity as it helps to gradually build up fitness, confidence and strength.
"Stepping out in Suffolk" is a partnership of organisations who are working together to help improve people’s health and fitness by developing a range of health walks across the county.
What is a health walk?
Health walks are designed for people who may be recovering from an illness, have a health problem such as arthritis or heart disease, or want to lose a little weight. Most of all, they’re fun and sociable.
The pace of the walk is gentle, but brisk enough to benefit your heart. You’ll walk fast enough to become warm and will breath a little quicker, but will still be able to hold a conversation. By the end of the walk, you’ll feel as though you have had some exercise but could still do a little more.
The walks are led by trained volunteers. Each lasts between ¾ hour and an hour and covers a distance of one or two miles. Most are on level ground, and some are particularly suitable for people who use wheelchairs or have a child in a pushchair. The walk leader will check that you are able to take part in the walk before it begins.
To join a walk or become a volunteer walk leader, please contact the walks team at Suffolk Coastal District Council on 01394 444501, email email@example.com or write to Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU. Free training and insurance is provided.