Buggy Walk to help parents keep active

​Sarah King, ANGUSalive’s Creative Learning Adviser.​Sarah King, ANGUSalive’s Creative Learning Adviser.
​Sarah King, ANGUSalive’s Creative Learning Adviser.
A new initiative to help expectant or new parents to get active while caring for their offspring has been launched across the county.

ANGUSalive held its first ever Buggy Walk in Kirrimuir recently as part of its growing Healthy Steps Angus initiative.

As well as reaping the many health benefits of going out for a walk, Buggy Walks are also a fun way for parents, grandparents and carers to meet new people, chat and share experiences on a safe and welcoming walk led by trained walk leaders.

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Other key benefits include improved mood and reduced anxiety, being active and feeling fitter whilst setting healthy habits for children.

Rhona Guild, ANGUSalive’s health walk co-ordinator, said: “I have been wanting to launch this initiative for some time, particularly as we move into the warmer weather so it comes at a very exciting time for us. We really want to roll this out throughout Angus and are actively looking for volunteers to help us co-ordinate these walks throughout our communities.”

Sylvia Main, Children and Families Lead at ANGUSalive added “We are delighted to get the Buggy Walk initiative underway and collaborate with our colleagues across our service. We think this will prove to be popular and will complement the Bookbug sessions that we currently have across our libraries. We are hopeful we can roll these out across our other venues too.”

No booking is required for the Buggy Walk, which is also free. Further information at https://angusalive.scot/countryside-adventures/healthy-steps-angus/.

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