Salford, England

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact and easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain three hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

There will be a 5 minute talk on a health promotion topic (such as eating well, benefits of exercise, etc.) and then a gentle paced walk through a local park on a paved path for 1 hour in total. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather. All are welcome – minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Just turn up – there is no need to book, but for health and safety reasons, we will have to cap the number of participants at 30.

City and Country:
Salford, England

Upcoming Walks:

Date: 07/03/2024
Time: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Location: Blackleach Country Park John Street Salford, UK M28 3TD (Visitor Centre)

Come join us on the 3rd of July 2024 (the date above uses the American order of Month then Day – I cannot change this, sorry for the confusion).

This month’s walk will be on the first Wednesday of July instead of the last Wednesday of June due to timetable/leave alterations.

Click here for park details: https://www.salford.gov.uk/blackleach

Lead Physician:
Dr. Sharmishtha Ghangrekar, GP

Contact Information:
sghangrekar@gmail.com

Thank You:
This program made possible thanks to our Generous Donors!