Walking in St Helens
St Helens Healthy Living Team are proud to be an accredited Walking for Health scheme. We provide FREE walks throughout the Borough that are suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active or are returning from injury or illness. The health walks usually last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
If you are joining us on a walk please
Come prepared wearing suitable footwear and clothing.
Bring a drink of water.
All new walkers need to arrive at the walk 10 mins before the walk starts.
Why is walking good for your health?
Walking Boosts Vitamin D
We all need to go outside more. Lots of people are Vitamin D deficient, affecting things like your bone health and your immune system. Walking is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoor whilst getting your Vitamin D fix especially in Spring and Summer!
Walking gives you energy
A brisk walk boosts circulation and increases the oxygen supply to every cell in your body, it helps to make you feel refreshed, alert and awake. Try walking on your lunch break with us to wake you up in an afternoon! We do a Town Hall Lap every Monday dinner time at 13:00 for half an hour taking in Fosters Park we meet at the Town Hall Steps!
Walking can help lower your blood pressure
A brisk walking routine can help lower your blood pressure. If you cant find a full 30 minutes to walk, spread it out throughout your day 10 minutes here and there will add up if you stick with it.
Walking makes you happy
Exercise boosts your mood, studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, reducing stress and anxiety. This is a positive for your mental health!
If you enjoy the walks and would like to become a walk leader please have a look at our volunteer section.