RESIDENTS in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge who want to improve their health are being encouraged to take part in weekly health walks.

Sedgemoor's Health Walks, which are run by Sedgemoor District Council, are designed for people of all ages who want to improve their health, meet new people as well as explore their local environment.

All of the health walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders and last between 30 and 90 minutes.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: "Whether it’s a buggy walk, wheelchair walk, a GP surgery walk, seaside walk, rural or urban - there really is something for you!

" Currently, we have eleven walks which take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly throughout the year.

"They also take place on weekdays and weekends to give people choice and the health benefits of the most regular walkers has been well reported.

"Such benefits include reversing Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, losing weight, coming off blood pressure tablets, feeling more connected again after a bereavement, getting back some ‘me’ time after having a baby, making new friends, improving joint pain, recovering from cancer treatment as well as rehabilitation from general injuries. "

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