By WALX Coast and Country at
Wednesday Wellness WALX
We all have experienced the benefits of regulars walks and exercises outdoors. And this holds true for those people who unfortunately suffer with a medical problem, minor or more chronic. In fact, they probably benefit more because they are often starting from a lower base line of fitness.
The Wednesday mobility and balance walk, and the Gentle rehab walk cater for people with a mild medical problem, and those with a more chronic neurological condition. There are attendees with diabetes, minor breathing difficulties due to cardiac problem, hip replacement, post knee surgery, peripheral neuropathy, hypermobility syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.
Some of the comments from a regular walker includes:
“This is a great walk if you are physically challenged in any way. We walk as a group but our individual, specific needs are recognised and all activity takes our limitations into account. My fitness has definitely improved as a result of joining this class.”
“…I have gone from strength to strength and following arthroscopy surgery for my knee and now feeling no pain, it’s wonderful.
Having the peripheral neuropathy diagnosis in June of this year and the consultant was very pleased I was already enrolled in the Nordic walking wellness programme…
“I always feel so energised …and the camaraderie is great”
You may know a family member, a neighbour or someone in your community who is struggling with their mobility because of a health issue, who would benefit from regular walks using strapless poles. Perhaps you could talk to them about the positive benefits of walking; there are spaces in these sessions now to accommodate more attendees.