Walk Your Way to Wellness

By bellmannews / May 7, 2021
low level shot of man walking on boardwalk

Live Life Aberdeenshire now has trained staff delivering health walks from the doorstep of Stonehaven Leisure Centre.

Live Life Aberdeenshire, a business unit of Aberdeenshire Council, teamed up with Paths for All to give staff the opportunity to take part in walk leader and strength and balance training last year

Walks in Stonehaven take place at the following times –

Stonehaven Leisure centre       Fit to Walk     Tuesdays / Thursdays    10:45am / 2:15pm
Stonehaven Leisure centre       Walk Well       Tuesdays / Thursdays    9:30am / 1pm

Fit to Walk is a short walk (up to half an hour) often incorporating some simple strength & balance exercises. Ideal for people who are inactive and looking to build confidence and ability in walking.

Walk Well is a longer walk (up to an hour) for those who are more able but would still like the support and company of the group environment.

Health Walks provide an alternative to indoor exercise and the new walk leaders use their experience as leisure professionals to support people to become more active in a safe outdoor environment.

The walks are free and accessible to all regardless of age, ability or health status. The walking routes are risk assessed and start from and finish at the leisure centre.

More information about the walks is available online

Support also available to get you on track to fitness

Live Life Aberdeenshire has been working closely with the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership to develop ‘Live Life Well Aberdeenshire’ – a referral scheme offering information, activities and programmes to help people improve their lives. The scheme can help those who are:
•    inactive;
•    living with a long-term condition;
•    recovering from illness or injury; and
•    those wishing to improve their health and wellbeing.

Anyone looking for support to improve their health and wellbeing can access Live Life Well Aberdeenshire via self-referral or referral by a healthcare professional. Once referred, participants receive one-to-one support and help to start, or continue a journey towards improved health and wellbeing. The scheme signposts participants to a range of physical activities including health walks and low-level exercise classes within local leisure facilities.