Walking programme aimed at getting residents active continues

8th August 2019

A programme of weekly walks organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of the Healthy Towns (West) programme, under the Making Life Better framework of Empowering Healthy Living, is currently ongoing at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and Omagh Leisure Complex.

The free walking programmes, led by fully qualified staff will continue on Tuesday evenings at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen commencing at 5.00pm and Thursday mornings at Omagh Leisure Complex starting at 11.00am. Each session will last approx. one hour. Places are still available on both sessions.

Speaking about the programme, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“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 groups can be a good way to introduce physical activity and it’s also a great way to make friends who can keep you motivated. Walking is one the simplest and most accessible forms of activity. Regular physical activity will help keep the heart and lungs working efficiently, maintain a healthy weight, keep muscles and bones strong and help reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes. Being more physically activity can also help to reduce anxiety and stress.”

For further information regarding the programmes and to register please visit the Council website at visit www.fermanaghomagh.com or alternatively, please contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 textphone on 028 8225 6216 or by email at chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com.