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Nova Scotia Walk Day
On May 10 Hike Nova Scotia and partners across the province will gather to celebrate walking and how it connects us to our communities and to each other. There are 55 group walks taking place in communities across the province from sunup to sundown.
“Walking or wheeling is a safe and enjoyable way for anyone to get more physically active. Most of the health benefits of physical activity can be achieved from walking. People who walk in a group have the added benefit of social connections in addition to healthier bodies and minds,“ says Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Walk Day is being organized by Hike Nova Scotia’s NS Walks program, which aims to help less active adults enjoy the benefits of walking through group walks.
Catherine Droesbeck, Program Manager with Hike Nova Scotia, says its participant surveys have shown group walks help. “86% of participants said they are more active, 80% said they have increased social connections and over 75% had more fun than before they began walking in a group. It’s a win-win all around!”
More information or to RSVP: Catherine Droesbeck, Hike Nova Scotia, (902) 483-2813, firstname.lastname@example.org.