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Dates, times and meeting places
|Date||Time||Walk Details||Meeting Place|
|Wednesday 21 December||10.30am||Local walks in borough open spaces and parks||From Mitcham Medical Centre, 81 Haslemere Ave, Mitcham CR4 3PR|
|Wednesday 28 December||10.30am||Local walks in borough open spaces and parks||From Mitcham Medical Centre, 81 Haslemere Ave, Mitcham CR4 3PR|
|Friday 30 December||10.30am||Wimbledon Common||Meet at Windmill Café (forecourt) Wimbledon Common, SW19|
Other free walks
Walk and Talk Movement is a free weekly walk designed to bring our local community together in green spaces.
Merton Uplift offer free walks in local areas. See their website for more information on their wellbeing courses and walks.
Benefits of walking
Just 30 minutes of walking a day can cut your risk of heart disease by up to 40%. Brisk walking, when you breathe a little faster, feel a little warmer and have a slightly faster heartbeat, is an ideal moderate intensity activity.
Activities like health walks are especially beneficial for people with long term health conditions. For example physical activity can help manage some of the debilitating consequences of cancer treatment, and can even help reduce the chance of some cancers coming back. Other benefits of walking include improving circulation and breathing, combating depression, bolstering immune system, reducing diabetes, building bone density, increasing mobility and is a vital part of weight reduction. Plus you're walking in the fresh air and making new friends!