Friday 29 August 2014

The Sun Shines East, The Sun Shines West

At the Ynys Môn Let's Get Physical! event today those attending had the opportunity to WALK A MILE cross-country with the aim of inspiring a new habit.

Bronwen Pritchard, a carer in Ynys Môn, explained: "We wanted to do something simple and with a clear message. WALK A MILE is about setting ourselves an achievable goal of getting outside and doing a short walk – which a lot of people can do on a regular basis.

"For us the campaign is about setting realistic goals which can lead to lasting lifestyle changes. WALK A MILE is just that: it’s something many people could fit into their day or week. We want everyone who can to WALK A MILE when they can! It’s the first step to a healthier life – and Ynys Môn is the ideal place when it comes to walking."

Heather Russell-Hughes, Hafal’s Practice Leader in Ynys Môn, said: "Like many other projects, we think that walking groups are one of the most enjoyable and accessible ways to promote exercise. As a part of the campaign we are starting a new walking group with the idea of eventually moving people onto established walking groups in their communities. And we also plan to provide indoor exercise at the project during the winter months for those who don’t want to brave the elements!"

To paraphrase:

Everything seems lovely
When you start to roam
But here's what you'll be sayin'
When you are far from home...
For one of your smiles

...okay, it needs some work.