Walking group for people with chronic pain starting soon
Walking and talking are known to help people living with chronic pain, and now a new group is stepping out to combine the two.
Steps is a free, regular walking group led by a trained walk leader around Glasgow Green, starting on Tuesday, 17 June.
Designed specifically for the needs of the pain community, the programme aims to encourage people living with pain to retain and increase activity levels through walking.
Walking is one of the gentlest forms of exercise and even a 10 minute stroll can have some health benefit.
Walkers will be given a pedometer during each walk and a personal log to track their progress over 12 weeks. All the walks will be on even, accessible terrain, and range from 10 to 30 minutes – the Steps programme is designed to provide a chance to try different lengths of walk according to ability and improvements over time.
All walkers will be invited to the café for refreshments afterwards.
The group meets at 2pm on Tuesdays at the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens main entrance at Glasgow Green. You can also RSPV via Meetup