“I was amazed at how my blood pressure reduced purely from walking!”
Eileen started walking more through the pandemic as it was something to look forward to and take her mind off things. As a Councillor for the Chapel Allerton ward, walking is helping her better connect with the community, but is also having a positive effect on her health.
I love walking, it’s the fresh air, it’s good for your health – I was amazed at how my blood pressure reduced purely from walking!
There’s so many aspects as to why I love it. It’s helpful for me to walk around the local area as I can connect with the community around me. I see faces I wouldn’t usually see and say hello to, I can also see what needs to be done on my ward – I’ll stop, speak to constituents, make a note of it and carry on.
“Walking energises my brain, gives me focus and sets me up for the day‘
I like to mostly walk on my own so I can get some ‘me time’ moments, but I do sometimes walk with my husband, friends and over the school holidays with my grandkids.
I’ll walk to work, the local shops, I can get to the Civic Hall and town easily enough, I may get the bus sometimes, weather depending, but mostly I like to walk if I can. I feel good because I know walking is also better for the environment.
I encourage my friends to walk too, there’s so much to see in just your local area, my friends often say “oh i’ve never seen this before!’