Walking for Health
Walking is an excellent form of travel for shorter distances that may include going to work, school or to the shops. It is also a popular recreational activity and a good form of exercise.
Walking can reduce the number of vehicles on the road and in turn reduce traffic congestion and pollution, it can also benefit your health!
Did you know, regular walking can improve:
- Life expectancy
- Weight control
It can also reduce the risk of:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
Walking can make you feel healthier, happier and fitter! Give it a go!
You can walk anytime and anywhere, you don’t need any special equipment, it’s free and you can do it straight from home. It’s a perfect way to exercise.
If you don’t want to walk on your own you can join a guided/led walk and meet other people. There are many organisations in the County who organise led walks of varying length. These include:
- Health Walk Groups
- The Ramblers
- The Wolds Countryside Service
- Countryside NK
- Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
For more information visit their websites under the websites tab above.
If you’ve never walked far before but would like to start in order to improve your health then The Walking for Health initiative may be for you. They aim to improve the health and fitness of people by organising walks and producing walk routes. Local groups across Lincolnshire organise short walks, led by trained leaders. To find out if there is a local group near you visit the Walking for Health website under the websites tab above.
Don’t forget, as well as being good for you, walking is an excellent way to see the local countryside, watch wildlife and see historic sites.
The walks search database contains over 100 walks in Lincolnshire, why not try one.