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Walkers pledge to have a healthy year
HEALTHY hikers are taking up the challenge to make this year an active year in honour of the Olympic Games.
People who take part in the Harrow Health Walks have joined Harrow Council's Make a Pledge campaign which is encouraging residents to make one resolution for the year and reap the rewards.
Laura Simmonds works for the NHS and organises the Walks for Health across the borough and said: "Some of the pledges we have had were to do one extra walk per month, do more charity work, babysit for relatives more and to go to the gym instead of the pub."
More than 400 walkers take part regularly and there are rambles and strolls at different levels of difficulty to encourage people to do more exercise or introduce them slowly to a more active lifestyle.
Laura said: "I have pledged to go swimming once a week. I'm usually a runner but I am injured at the moment, so I am trying to stay active. We had a lot of pledges made with the South Harrow group."
Walkers from South Harrow joined together to write down their promises for 2012 as part of Harrow Council's Make a Pledge campaign, which is helping people make a positive change to their lives in honour of the Olympics.
The walkers went for an hour long walk around South Harrow and Roxeth recreation ground.
This is a regular walk which takes place every Monday morning.
If you are interested in the Harrow Health Walks go to www.harrowhealthwalks.co.uk or ring Laura on 020 8966 1059.
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