May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
The Launch of the LGBT Walking Group
Saturday 18th May 12:00
There are many studies that have proven that walking improves people’s overall well-being and helps fight depression. Just being in the outdoors in green natural spaces is beneficial to your mental health and walking in a group can help even more. The walking group will start on Saturday 18 May, meeting at Darlington Street at 12 noon for free tea, coffee and soft drinks before setting off on our first walk.
Some of the benefits:
- Walking, like other physical activities, releases endorphins which improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Regular walking improves sleep patterns.
- Regular physical activity is effective in treating mild and moderate depression – and has positive rather than negative side effects.
- Walking in a group is a sociable activity that can help improve mental health.
- Spending time in the outdoors and in contact with the natural environment – for example by walking in parks, woodland and green spaces – can have a positive effect on mental health. See the Mind Report on Ecotherapy
- Feeling fitter and controlling weight helps improve our body image and confidence.
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