Walking Benefits ‘Rock’ According To Midlands Air Ambulance

The organisers of ‘Rock Pound The Bounds’, a walking event taking place on Sunday 4th May, are keen to highlighting the benefits of walking to encourage more people to get involved.

The annual Pound the Bounds walks, which start from Rock Village Hall and aim to raise much needed funds for MAAC, present a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits associated with walking.

Dr Sarah Tamplin, a GP at Bewdley Medical Centre, supports the Pound the Bound Walks. She comments: “Exercising is an excellent way to maintain good health and walking is a great option as it is a simple, but extremely effective way to keep fit while making the most of the great outdoors.”

There is a Pound the Bound walk for people of all ages and abilities. The organisers have devised a 25, 18, 12, nine and six mile walk through the Worcestershire countryside, and there is a three mile treasure trail for youngsters taking part.

Dr Tamplin adds: “There are a variety of health benefits associated with walking, from maintaining a healthy weight, reducing blood pressure and increasing levels of good cholesterol, to building muscle strength and improving mental wellbeing. The Pound the Bounds walks present the perfect opportunity to make the most of the great outdoors, as well as raise funds for an extremely good cause, so I’d encourage interested parties to register for this great day out.”

Maria Jones, regional fundraising manager for MAAC, states: “On average ten per cent of our missions involve sporting injuries, including walking accidents, so we are delighted to continue to have the support of the Rock Pound the Bounds walks. We’re very much looking forward to the day and hope to see walkers, and families alike join us in Rock.”

Registration and sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the Pound the Bounds website: www.poundthebounds.org.uk or contact Susan Humphries, who is one of the event organisers via 01299 400304 or suehumphries1@hotmail.co.uk for further information about the event.

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