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Walking for health

Epsom and Ewell Health Walks are back (well nearly)!Image couple walking

Walks will resume on Wednesday 5 May in line with Government guidelines.Walks must be booked in advance so numbers can be managed.

Run by a group of volunteers and offering a programme of health walks throughout the Epsom and Ewell area, Epsom and Ewell Health Walks (EEHW) is affiliated to The Ramblers Association Walking for Health programme. This is a national network of short, group health walks that are delivered by local schemes.

The EEHW walking programme is ideal if you are new to walking or recovering from illness and want to get fitter gradually without doing strenuous gym exercises or keep fit classes. Walks are suitable for all levels of fitness, and ages. There is no charge

Walking one of most popular physical activities in the world. It’s open to nearly everyone – only 4% of us need help to walk outside our homes or can’t do it at all.

For most of us walking is as simple as slipping on a pair of shoes and opening the front door. It’s perfect for people who have poor health, or don’t fancy intense exercise.

Walking may be straightforward, but it’s also effective. The NHS has stated that walking counts towards those all-important 150 minutes of moderate physical activity everyone should be doing each week.

For more information and to book onto a walk, visit the EEHW website: www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk

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