Heart Foundation Over 50's Walking Group
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
BBQ area off Wunderlich St, Gungahlin
There's a free, fun and easy way to feel healhy and happy. It's walking - and everyone is welcome to take part!
Come along to our regular walks to meet new friends and boost your health.
Benefits of walking
There's a reason why walking is one of the most popular forms of activity in Australia. Walking helps to reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships. Join the Prime Minister's One million steps to become more physically active and walk for the opportunity to win.
Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can be done just about anywhere and is free. Walking also has a very low risk of injury as it is low impact (not jarring on the joints) and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.
The ultimate activity
If walking becomes your regular activity, you'll be building a healthier heart and body.
Regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
Manage weight, blood pressure and cholesterol
Prevent and control diabetes
Reduce your risk of developing some cancers
Maintain your bone density
Improve balance and coordination
It also helps you feel stronger, more energetic, happier and improves your overall quality and enjoyment of life.
Heart Foundation Walking offers many types of walking groups all over Australia and the opportunity to track your steps using our Heart Foundation Walking App. Our program includes everyone regardless of age, fitness level, and location.
To start walking, find a group, or download the Heart Foundation Walking App available for Apple and android.