About Steps2Health Walking Club
Steps2Health is a constituted, independent walking club that operates across Pembrokeshire. We aim to encourage walking as a social, healthy activity that almost everyone can enjoy. Our walks are led by trained, insured volunteer leaders. Walks are mostly around an hour with the occasional longer one up to two hours. Our walks are suitable for all abilities, no previous walking experience is necessary. Membership of our club is open to individuals over 18 and costs £10 per year. If you walk once a week that's 20p per walk. You become a member simply by joining a walk it is as easy as that.
Steps2Health is organised into 2 local walking groups based in Narberth and Tenby. We also have an active Nordic walking section with members across the county. More information about each group, our walks, and local contacts are available from the menu above.
Steps2Health Walking Club started as a Walking the Way to Health project and later became part of the Letís Walk Cymru (LWC) initiative. Steps2Health continue to operate within LWC guidelines. LWC continue to provide free walks insurance and training for our walk leaders.
This year's all-club event will be held at Saundersfoot on Saturday 16 June. Starting from the Regency Hall car park at 11 o'clock, we will hold three walks of varying distance and difficulty. So there will be something for everyone.
For those who wish, we will return to Regency Hall for a great-value buffet lunch starting at 12:30. The lunch will require payment in advance.
The lunch will cost £10 per head, inclusive of coffee and tea after the walk, before we sit down for lunch. Tea and coffee will also be available after lunch at a cost of £1.80 per cup. Small bottles of wine will be on sale in the foyer at a cost of £3.50.
Club members at the start of the last all-club event in Saundersfoot
Health Benefits of walking: your body will thank you!
Ageing is Optional
Walking prevents muscle wastage, triggers cells' anti-ageing processes and helps to repair DNA. It also wards off brain shrinkage and increases memory, creativity, reasoning and sociability.
Insulin encourages fat storage. Walking reduces insulin levels but increases your muscles' sensitivity to it. So you burn energy more efficiently and fat more readily-cutting your risk of obesity in half and that of Type 2 diabetes by 60%.
Built to walk
The fact we put our heels down first when we step is an evolutionary advantage that conserves 53% more energy per stride than running.
High on life
Walking boosts circulation, triggers endorphins and decreases stress hormones. A meta-study of academic research concluded that walking decreases the symptoms of depression - at least as much as medication.
Walking boosts bone density in the spine and pelvis, reducing the chances of hip fracture by 40%. Walking is more than twice as effective as running at fighting off heart disease. Regular walking increases the levls of anti-inflammatory synovial fluid in the joints.
The website www.steps2healthwalkingclub.org.uk, despite having a very similar name, has no connection with this site or with our club. We can accept NO RESPONSIBILITY for any consequences of visiting that site.