Walking group aims to boost health and wellbeing

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The Trinity Holistic Centre is urging everyone to pull on their walking shoes to boost their health and wellbeing this summer.

Ray Wheatley walking group leader

Ray Wheatley walking group leader

The centre has launched its own walking group with weekly strolls from The James Cook University Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital.

Anyone is welcome to join in whether it’s staff members who want to get away from their desk on a lunch time, outpatients who have time to spare between appointments, visitors who want a break from waiting in the hospital or members of the public who just want to get more active.

“Walking is relaxing, stress relieving and a great way to take some time out. It clears the mind for the day ahead and it’s an easy way to increase the amount of exercise you are doing,” said health and wellbeing support worker Ray Wheatley, who leads the walks.

“Our guided walks are suitable for all abilities and we are urging everyone to come and join us.”

The walking group, which is part funded by South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group’s community innovation fund, will set off from:

  • Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, every Wednesday, 12noon to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 1pm
  • Redcar Primary Care Hospital, every Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm

To register for any of the walks contact the centre on 01642 854839 or visit the centre’s webpages for more details. The walks are free but any donations to the centre are always welcome.

These sessions will run whatever the weather so please wear sensible shoes (walking boots not required) and an appropriate jacket.