New walk­ing group aimed at en­hanc­ing health

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AS PART of Foot Health Month, Friendlies Phys­io­ther­apy Ser­vice Po­di­a­trist Claire Bar­rand will be lead­ing a new Heart Foun­da­tion walk­ing group that will start on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

Ms Bar­rand said the pro­gram was de­signed to help peo­ple with phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to meet their min­i­mum tar­get of 30 min­utes of daily phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

“The other con­cern is that if we don’t ex­er­cise due to de­pres­sion or other bar­ri­ers to ex­er­cise such as time con­straints, this can lead to weight gain and sub­se­quent foot pain, so walk­ing is a great pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sure,” she said.

Ms Bar­rand will be of­fer­ing a free talk at 3pm on Tues­day at the Friendly So­ci­ety Pri­vate Hospi­tal be­fore tak­ing the group on a 30-minute walk at 4pm, with par­tic­i­pants be­ing given a free water bot­tle and pe­dome­ter to help them on their way to walk­ing fit­ness.

If you would like to at­tend, phone 4331 1888 to book.

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