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Council encourages us all to get walking

This article was published in May 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

County council spokesman, John Pilgrim, said: "We all know that exercise is good for us but there's so much conflicting advice around about how best to keep fit that it can be confusing. But nothing could be simpler than joining a few friends on a good walk through the Bedfordshire countryside.

"Research shows that taking a walk is good for you and taking that walk along with a group of friends through pleasant surroundings is a real bonus."

To find out about walks in your area, visit the website at, or telephone healthy walks manager, Liz Millbank, on 01234 762605.

Mr Pilgrim said the council's countryside access team has also produced a number of leaflets which contain information on some stunning walks in the county.

County council cabinet member for community services, Cllr Bob King, said: "The great thing about keeping fit through walking is that you can do it at your own pace and so those 30 minutes a day that we should all spend walking can also be split up into short 10 minute pieces while you build up your fitness.

"There are also ways that people can keep fit and help the community at the same time. Why not offer your services to one of the teams who work throughout the county on conservation projects? They will be pleased to hear from you".

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 8 May 2007