Trust wants everyone to ‘Walk this May’

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Monday, May 9th, 2016
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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust, as part of National Walking Month (May), has launched a #WalkthisMay campaign. Women walking in parkThe campaign aims to encourage staff and people living in the local area to go walking whilst highlighting the importance and benefits of daily exercise. Francis Rice, Interim Chief Executive for the Southern Trust said, “Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It is an underrated form of exercise, but is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels.” “The benefits of walking are endless. It is good for health as it elevates your mood, reduces depression, lowers stress levels and has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. It is also a sociable activity and a great way to meet new people.”
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May 2016Staff of the Trust have been encouraged to take part in a number of activities and to consider making lifestyle changes such as walking to work, if living locally and to go on short walks on lunch breaks as well as taking part with in-house activities. Follow the Southern Health and Social Care Trust on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on the campaign throughout the month of May and to learn more about the benefits of walking and daily exercise.
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