Friday 14 September 2012 Updated: 14/09 10:13
STAFF and residents at Bupa’s Brompton House Residential and Nursing Home in Broadway are appealing to Vale people to put their best foot forward and involve more walking into their daily lives.
Bupa’s ‘Walk to a Well World’ which gets underway on Monday (September 17) promotes the physical and mental health benefits of walking and hopes to get care home residents, staff and communities more active.
A new Bupa report, ‘Get Walking, Keep Walking’, has revealed that the number of people walking is in decline and that walking just an extra 15 minutes a day can have significant health benefits, even adding up to three years to life expectancy.
To provide an extra incentive for walking, Bupa Care Homes has partnered with Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk, encouraging its care homes to organise or take part in the charity’s flagship event to raise awareness and vital funds for dementia.
Brompton House is stepping up and taking part in a sponsored Memory Walk on Thursday, September 20, and is encouraging Vale people to join in.
Home manager, Amanda Francis, said: "We can all do our bit to promote healthy living, whether that’s building a couple more steps into everyday routines or making sure you walk further than you usually do. It’s all about doing that extra bit each day."
For more information about ‘Walk to a Well World’ events, call 0800 600 4622, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bupa.co.uk/walking
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