HEARTBEAT


Health / Short Walks

HEARTBEAT Walks
HEARTBEAT
Health Walks
Programme
September to
December 2017
HEARTBEAT Walks
 
DATE START DESTINATION LEADER DISTANCE GRADE MEET AT
SATURDAY 9 SEP11:00CANAL WALK ELLAND TO SALTERHEBBLEROGER2 MILES110:30 GMB Car Park or
10:50 Elland Bridge, HX5 9HH
SATURDAY 23 SEP11:00SPEN VALLEY GREENWAY CLECKHEATONROGER3 MILES110:30 GMB Car Park or
10:50 Greenway next to Tesco Car Park, BD19 3HS
SATURDAY 7 OCT11:00BRIGHOUSE CANAL TOWARDS ELLANDROGER3 MILES110:50 GMB Car Park, HD6 1SL
SATURDAY 21 OCT11:00OGDEN WATERROGER2-3 MILES110:20 GMB Car Park or
10:50 Ogden Water Car Park, HX2 8XZ
SATURDAY 4 NOV11:00HOLLINGWORTH LAKEROGER2-3 MILES1??:?? Train Brighouse or
10:00 GMB Car Park or
10:45 Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, OL15 0AQ
SATURDAY 18 NOV11:00HARDCASTLE CRAGS TO GIBSON MILLROGER2 MILES1+10:15 GMB Car Park or
10:45 National Trust Midgehole Car Park, HX7 7AJ
SATURDAY 2 DEC10:00ELLAND CANAL
& HEBBLE TRAIL
KEN4 MILES109:40 GMB Car Park or
09:50 Elland Bridge, HX5 9HH
SATURDAY 9 DEC11:00CANAL WALK ELLAND TOWARDS SALTERHEBBLEROGER2 MILES110:30 GMB Car Park or
10:50 Elland Bridge, HX5 9HH
SATURDAY 23 DEC11:00SOWERBY BRIDGE CANAL WALKROGER2-3 MILES110:15 GMB Car Park or
10:50 The Moorings, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AG
SATURDAY 30 DEC11:00SPEN VALLEY GREENWAY CLECKHEATONROGER3 MILES110:30 GMB Car Park or
10:50 Greenway next to Tesco Car Park, BD19 3HS
HEARTBEAT Health Walks
Saturday Walks / Need A Lift, Contact Details:
Roger Bailey - Phone: 01422 204928 or Email heartbeat.bhsg@gmail.com

HEARTBEAT runs Health Walks every alternate Saturday.

So what is a Health Walk?

The short definition of a health walk is "a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis" and it can include any walk which is specifically designed and carried out for the purpose of improving an individual's health.

It is the relative intensity of the walk for the individual and the regularity of participation that can really have an impact on heart health. With regard to cardiovascular health, the walk should be purposeful and 'brisk' (in other words more than just a stroll).  Organised walks (brisk or not) can have a health impact on individuals by providing an opportunity to socialise (good social networks enhance health) and a distraction from everyday stresses (stress contributes to poor health).

HEARTBEAT has 8 trained Health Walk Leaders. Dependant on the walk we will either split in to 2 walks and have a Walk Leader at the front and rear of each group or have one group with Walk Leaders at the front and rear and mixed in the main body.

NOTE: All new walkers have to register and declare their fitness to walk for insurance purposes. If you have any doubt please contact your doctor before coming on a walk.

Family and friends are welcome. Suitable clothing and footwear should be worn. Any specific medication should be brought with you and advised to the Walk Leader before the start of the walk. There is no charge and we normally have lunch at the end of the walks. The current programme is below.

The Saturday Health Walks continue to offer a varied and well supported programme. With the winter months upon us again we need to be careful to use the safer pathways saving the more ambitious walks for later in the year. We offer extended walks to those capable of approaching slightly more demanding routes but we are proud of our support for anyone who is just starting or returning to exercise and who therefore needs to take things slowly.

Note: We carry a Defibrillator on all our Saturday walks and 6 of our Walk Leaders are trained in its use and CPR.

Please note that bus timetables can alter. We will do our best to inform you of any changes.

HEALTH WALKS are level or downhill and have no obstacles.

All Health Walks will start from Brighouse Bus Station unless otherwise stated. Meeting 10.45 for already enrolled walkers. They must be of no more than an hour's duration. Detail will be added later (Please note that bus timetables can alter. We will try to notify you of any changes.)

Telephone: Roger Bailey 01422-204928, or e-mail: heartbeat.bhsg@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE NEW WALKERS WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES

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