A walking program in the park
January 21, 2019
We’re delighted you’re interested in starting a walking program in your community park. Walking is the ideal form of exercise for people of any age. It’s affordable, social and has a multitude of health benefits like increasing energy, reducing stress, and improving sleep. If you walk consistently, over a long term walking can help your group maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of many health issues like heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity, and more. This guide will help you, the walk leader, understand how to get your community up and walking together.
In our experience, a good walk leader or walk assistant has the following key traits:
- Friendly, approachable, and welcoming.
- Reliable and punctual.
- Attuned to how others are feeling
- Able to collaborate with others
- Knowledgeable of basic first aid procedures.
- Familiar with the route (and alternatives).
If this sounds like you, let’s get started!