New walking group aimed at enhancing health
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.