Walk into a healthier lifestyle
Residents in Stirling are being encouraged to get healthy and active by taking part in Active Stirling’s ‘Big Fit Walk’ this month.
Active Stirling’s ‘Big Fit Walk’ will take place in the week beginning 11 June, as part of a community health initiative to persuade people of all ages to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Now in its ninth consecutive year the ‘Big Fit Walk’ runs in conjunction with Step Forth and Braveheart, two local programmes in Falkirk set up to encourage as many people as possible to step out and take a thirty minute walk in their local area. More than 14,000 people throughout Scotland took part in the walks last year.
“The aim of the ‘Big Fit Walk’ is to raise awareness in the local community of the health benefits of physical activity. Just walking thirty minutes a day can have a huge impact on your health,” said Tricia Cumming, Active Stirling’s Walking Network Co-ordinator. “Walking is an excellent form of exercise, it’s free and it’s fun. It can easily become part of your daily routine, improve your health and even save you money on petrol or bus fares. This year we are encouraging people from all over Stirling to come and join in as we want to make the event even bigger and help everyone who takes to improve their fitness. People keen to join in the Big Fit Walking events should come along to any of the meeting points listed below"
Monday 11 June at 1pm – Car park by the Miners statute in Plean Country Park
Tuesday 12 June at 10.15am – meet at the National Park office, Main Street in Callander
Friday 15 June at 9.30am and 1pm – meet at the front of the nursery by the Raploch Community Campus, Stirling
Friday 15 June at 12.30pm – meet at the front of the MacRobert Centre at the University of Stirling at 12.15pm.
There is no need to register for any of the walks - just turn up 10 minutes before the start. More information can also be found at the dedicated Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/Stirlingwalkingnetwork