Walking programme aimed at getting residents active continues

26th March 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of the Healthy Towns (West) programme is organising weekly walks at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and Omagh Leisure Complex.

The walking programmes, led by fully qualified staff, are ongoing and will continue on a Tuesday evening at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 5.00pm and a Thursday morning at Omagh Leisure Complex at 11.00am. Each session will last approximately one hour.

Speaking about the programme, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recognises and promotes the benefits of leading an active lifestyle which is one of the key themes of the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan. Taking the first steps to getting active is often the hardest. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be involved in this programme, in partnership with the PHA, to encourage and help residents lead a more active lifestyle with support provided by qualified walk leaders.”

Colette Brolly, the PHA lead for physical activity, said:

“Walking is one of the simplest ways to get active. Walking groups can be a good way to get started and it’s also a great way to make friends who can keep you motivated. Being more active can reduce blood pressure and improve mental health and by getting more active, and cutting out those little extras that we don’t need to eat, we can manage our weight and improve our health”.

Places on each programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information regarding the programmes and to register please contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, 0300 303 1777 or visit www.fermanaghomagh.com.