Lancashire Women calls on supporters to take part in virtual walking challenge during Mental Health Week

Lancashire Women calls on supporters to take part in virtual walking challenge during Mental Health Week

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE Women are asking people to join in with their Virtual Walk With event, which is due to start this Sunday (May 24). They are encouraging participants to Stay active, keep fit and healthy during these unprecedented time to help support their mental health and wellbeing.

The challenge is to walk for 40 Days Your Way, with a suggestion of a minimum of one mile a day (40 miles across the 40 days) but say that whether you choose 40, 400, or 4000 miles, it will be a great achievement and improve your Mental Health. By participating in a physical activity challenge it has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing, even a short burst of 10 minutes brisk walking can increase your mental alertness, energy and positive mood and by walking outside in natural environments can bring additional mental health benefits.

Adele Helm, Business Development Officer said: “We are really excited about this challenge, we are in difficult times and we hope this will encourage people to become active and support a great charity at the same time, getting out walking is so good for you, even 1 mile a day will make a massive difference to how you feel in yourself, please sign up and join the fun!”

This is as a free event but Lancashire Women are asking participants to consider raising a minimum fundraising donation of £25 for their challenge, which will go towards the charity’s work and continuous support of women in Lancashire. To sign up and find out more information go to www.lancashirewomen.org/virtualwalkwith

Lancashire Women is a well-established, leading charity for women in Lancashire with over 8500 women accessing their services over the past year and a team of active volunteers supporting delivery of their services. Their vision is where all women and girls in Lancashire are valued and treated as equals.

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