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Walk on the wild side - Halton residents encouraged to explore green spaces

21 August 2013

Halton residents are being urged to take part in a programme of green health and fitness activities starting from September.

 

The programme will run for three months and will include weekly activities such as walking for health, green volunteering and horticultural therapy. The activities will all take place in Halton's wealth of green spaces.

 

Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can drastically improve mental and physical health, boosting fitness as well as improving self-esteem and reducing anxiety and stress.

 

The programme is being delivered by the Natural Health Service, which consists of 21 partners who have come together to improve mental and physical health through evidence-based, activities and services in the natural environment.

 

Paul Nolan, Chair of the Natural Health Service and Director of The Mersey Forest, said:

"As the kids go back to school and winter approaches, it's important to stay active and getting out and about in local green spaces is a great way to do this.

 

"There is something for everyone in our programme of green activities – from walking through to more hands-on activities such as green volunteering and gardening in a 'green gym'."

 

To get involved, please phone 01925 816217. Further information about the Natural Health Service can be found on its website. 



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PRESS RELEASE: Walk on the wild side - Halton residents encouraged to explore green spaces
21 August 2013
Halton residents are being urged to take part in a programme of green health and fitness activities starting from September.
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