Take the Weymouth Promenade Walking Challenge!
We are keen to promote health and wellbeing, so what better way to get more active out and about than walking along Weymouth’s beautiful promenade?
Our challenge to you is can you increase the amount of regular walking you do to improve your own fitness and wellbeing?
To encourage you, we have measured a distance of 2,000 metres on the promenade from our Beach Café at Brunswick Terrace to Oasis Café, at Bowleaze Cove. The start, end, and middle point (1,000m) are marked with a sign to help you track how far you have walked, with yellow and blue distance markers painted onto the floor.
Challenge – We want the community to know how far they are walking and challenge themselves to build up distances and walk more! Go on give it a go – what’s your next target going to be?
Why challenge yourself to walk more?
We want to help people increase their walking and physical exercise which will in turn help to improve wellbeing and mental health, whilst enjoying Weymouth’s natural beauty along the promenade.
The perfect exercise – Walking is low impact, requires no specialist equipment, can be done at a time of day to suit you. You can do it at your own pace and it’s free to take part in!
Health related benefits of walking – Walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. Find out more on the NHS Walking for Health webpage.
Build it into your lifestyle – By doing a ‘brisk’ walk for just 30 minutes a day most days of the week you will improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Or split it up into bite size chunks to fit in with your day.
If you build it into your lifestyle, you are more likely to keep it going and build up your fitness levels.
Walk with friends – why not arrange to meet up with friends and turn your walking into an enjoyable social occasion that will benefit everyone involved?