Walking is an easy way to get more active. It is free, there are lots of ways that you can fit it into your daily routine and is a great activity for all abilities.
Walking is great for your heart health and can help you to burn calories. You don't need to walk for miles to feel the benefits. A brisk 10 minute walk can really make a difference. The Active 10 app can track how much and how fast you've walked. The Active 10 app is free to download from Google Play and the Apple Store. For more information, visit the Active 10 website
So why not give walking a go and BE YOUR OWN HERO!
For more information and for walking tips, visit the NHS website
In St Helens, there are lots of walking activities you can take part in:
The St Helens Wellbeing Service provide free walks across St Helens for all abilities. For more information, visit the St Helens Wellbeing Service website
The St Helens Ranger Service have a number of guides for walks in St Helens. The guides provide maps and routes for different walks and include local history information. Visit the St Helens Ranger Service webpage for more information.
St Helens Walking Football offer weekly walking football sessions for over-50s. Walking Football has specific rules that outlaw running, tackling and full contact between players, which reduces the threat of injury, pain or discomfort, and ensures that the sport is played safely with due consideration and respect for players of all ages and ability. For more information visit the St Helens Walking Football website
Mamafit run Mums SOCIAL: Walk and Talk sessions in St Helens. Fun and friendly buggy walks where you can build confidence, find support and make friends. Visit the Mamafit website for more information.
Join Fitness Beyond the Bump with their Buggy Beat classes. Pop your little one into a buggy and let's go! To find out more, visit the Fitness Beyond the Bump website or contact them on:
St Helens Ramblers are a friendly walking group who offer a varied programme of walks in the North of England and Wales. Whether you already enjoy walking in the countryside or you are new to walking, this may be the group for you. To find out more, visit the St Helens Ramblers website
Some GP Practices in St Helens provide walks. Contact your GP Practice to find out more.