Councillor urges people to go on a ‘good walk’

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PEOPLE are being urged to go on a good walk to boost their health and bust stress.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Hampshire County Council’s executive member for health, said: ‘Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, and become healthier.

‘Regular brisk walking will improve performance of the heart, lungs and circulation, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and strokes. It can also reduce stress levels and promote a sense of wellbeing.’

Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly.