Friday, 23 September 2011

Let's all Walk 4 Life this Sunday (21/9/11)

If you're not doing much this Sunday, why not come and join us for a Walk 4 Life?

Walking is like a wonder drug. It can make us happier, healthier, and longer lasting. What's more, it's available to just about all of us - and it's FREE! The trouble is, not enough people take this drug often enough - hence the modern health problems people face.

This Sunday, the Ramblers is supporting Walk 4 Life Day as part of the Department of Health’s Change4Life campaign to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits - like taking a walk. (You've probably seen the Change4Life TV adverts.)

There are free televised events (with special guests, but you'll need to come to find out who) in Birmingham, Cardiff, Durham, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Swindon (details here). As an example of the kind of thing being planned, in London there will be a special 3-mile televised walk in Bushy Park - a lovely tranquil woodland walk, a short rally with special guests, and a picnic to finish (see here for more info).

People can search for local walks by postcode on Walk4Life's website and our own Walks Finder

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