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Walk your way to health

Register today! Free Diabetes walks this summerDiabetesWalks

Following our successful social diabetes walking programme last summer, we are looking at once again running the free 12 week diabetes walks programme this year. The walks encourage those with diabetes to be more active and improve their health and wellbeing.

The group who took part last summer had a 100% success rate for losing weight and improving blood pressure. They have also made lasting friendships and are very supportive of each other.

The walks are led by an experienced and friendly walk leader, who is insured and first aid trained. Registered participants will meet for 12 weeks and will need to be able to commit to two walks a week. The local scenic walks will be gentle and will last for up to 50 minutes with regular breaks.

The aim of the diabetes walks is to offer participants an opportunity to get healthier and fitter with a social and friendly activity that improves their wellbeing. Participants weight and blood pressure will be measured at weeks 1 and 12 so they can find out their progress over the course of the programme.

At the end of the 12-week programme, participants will also be signposted to health walks in the borough as well as other similar activities to help them to continue improve their lifestyle.

To register your interest to take part in this year's walks please email: leisuredevelopmentsteam@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or phone 01372 732000.

For information on a range of walks that take place throughout the year across the borough see Explore Epsom & Ewell in the What's on section featuring nature, health walks and more!

Pictured below: Last year's group.

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