A new Heart Foundation Walking group has started up in Smithton, giving residents a fun, free way to become more physically active.
The Circular Head Walk and Talk group will meet every Wednesday at 9am at the Smithton boat ramp. Their first walk will be on Wednesday 19 May, for about 60 minutes, and will be followed by morning tea at Rural Health Tasmania in King Street.
Heart Foundation Walking groups are a simple, safe way to be active, and best of all, they are free.
Participants receive free Heart Foundation Walking newsletters and recognition for their walking (including certificates and vouchers) after they have reached significant walking milestones.
Heart Foundation Director of Active Living, Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton, encouraged people living in the Smithton area to join Circular Head Walk and Talk.
“There are many health benefits of regular exercise and participating in a walking group is also a great way to socialise and meet new people,” Professor Shilton said. “Circular Head Walk and Talk is also a dog-friendly group, so bring your pooch along for a walk too.”
Heart Foundation Walking is fun, free and easy.
You can sign up online, or just turn up and our Walk Organiser will help you.
To join a walking group or start one of your own in your area, visit walking.heartfoundation.org.au or call 13 11 12 (cost of a local call).
If group walking is not your thing, the Heart Foundation can help motivate you to walk solo with free Personal Walking Plans.
Heart Foundation Walking is supported by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and SportAUS.