Walking, Environment and Health

Walking, Environment and Health

Scarlett McNally and Bev Marks

Tuesday 25 July, 7.30pm

Battle Club, 91 High Street, Battle

Moderate exercise, at a dose of 20 minutes a day, reduces an individual’s risk of ever getting diabetes, dementia, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and breast cancer, each by 25-50%. Exercise also helps with secondary prevention (reducing complications when you have a condition, including recurrence of cancer and mental health). Most of the UK population do so little exercise they are becoming ill.

Mrs Scarlett McNally is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She qualified as a doctor in 1989, and also has a BSc in Anthropology, MBA in Health service management and MA in Clinical Education. She will talk on ‘how to fix the NHS with fresh air’!

Bev Marks is a well known walk leader from Battle Ramblers who has been leading walks for over 10 years in the locality and further afield.He will describe how to plan a new walk. He will describe what maps are best used for walk development and how to prepare an open-country route plan. Bev will give guidelines for a successful and safe walk for everyone taking part.

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