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National Walking Month

During May, which is National Walking Month, whether you decide to walk the kids to school, walk to work or simply head a bit further whilst taking the dog out, it all counts towards a healthy heart and healthier lifestyle by increasing energy, reducing stress and improving sleeping patterns.

Walk4Life SK (South Kesteven) have organised health walk groups throughout the area, led by a trained volunteer, to help you get out and about. To find out more about the walking groups contact Rachael Smith, SKDC community health walks officer, on: 01476 406 309.

It is one of the cheapest and simplest forms of exercise that can have such huge benefits for the heart. It can help to reduce blood pressure, tone muscles, strengthens your bones and can help to control your weight. It can also help reduce your risk of developing heart disease – the UKs biggest killer which causes around 82,000 deaths in UK each year. One hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity activity a week, such as a brisk walk will not only have health benefits it will also reduce stress and increase your general wellbeing.

Visit www.walkinginlincs.co.uk/index.php to choose from hundreds of idyllic Lincolnshire walks. Find out more about the benefits of walking and find a walking buddy in your area here: www.walk4life.info/