S HEARTBEAT - Health Short Walks Schedule

Health / Short Walks

HEARTBEAT Walks
HEARTBEAT
Health Walks
Programme
HEARTBEAT Walks
 
DATE START DESTINATION LEADER DISTANCE GRADE MEET AT
SATURDAY 9 JUL11:00MANOR HEATH & ALBERT PROMENADEKEN0-3 MILES110:50 Manor Heath Park Entrance, Manor Heath Rd, Halifax, HX3 0EB
SATURDAY 23 JUL11:00CLIFTON CIRCULARKEN0-3 MILES110:50 Towngate, Clifton, HD6 4HP
SATURDAY 6 AUG11:10RASTRICK TO BRIGHOUSEKEN & MIKE0-3 MILES110:55 Brighouse Bus #563 or
11:05 Pinfold Ln, Dewsbury Rd Upper Edge, HX5 9JU
SATURDAY 20 AUG11:30HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWARDS TODMORDEN CANAL WALK KEN & MIKE0-3 MILES1(10:50 Train from Brighouse)
11:20 next to Hebden Bridge Picture House, HX7 8AD
SATURDAY 3 SEP11:00SPEN VALLEY GREENWAYKEN & MIKE0-3 MILES110:50 Greenway next to Tesco Car Park, BD19 3HS
SATURDAY 17 SEP11:00OAKWELL HALL BIRSTALLKEN0-3 MILES110:50 Oakwell Hall Lower Car Park, WF17 9LG
HEARTBEAT Health Walks
Saturday Walks , Contact Details:
Roger Bailey - Phone: 01422 204928 or Email info@heartbeat.uk.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 few obstacles.

All Health Walks will start from Brighouse unless otherwise stated. Meeting 10.45 for already enrolled walkers. They will be approximately one 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: info@heartbeat.uk.com

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

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