Residents invited to join group
A NEW Banora Point Heart Foundation Walking group will be launched next Wednesday.
The group will meet at 7am outside the Banora Point Community Centre and residents are invited to enjoy a morning walk followed by a free, healthy breakfast.
The walking group will be dog-friendly and residents are invited to bring their dog on walks after the launch event, if they are suitably trained and on a lead.
Heart Foundation Walking is a national network of free walking groups with volunteer walk organisers who lead groups in towns and villages.
North Coast Health Promotion works in partnership with the National Heart Foundation Walking program to offer support to walking groups.
Heart Foundation Walking is free and social, and residents can get to know people in their neighbourhood and have a regular catch-up with friends.
No special skills or equipment are needed and being part of a group will keep you motivated.
Regular walking can help maintain a healthy weight, improve fitness and reduce the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.