10 Jan Local walks a step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s
People in the East of England are being asked to unite with thousands of others across the UK and step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s UK is launching Walk for Parkinson’s 2018 on Thursday 11 January, and the charity is inviting people of all ages and abilities to sign up to a walk near them.
Walks in the East include Blickling Estate in Norfolk (Saturday 12 May), Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire (Sunday 20 May), Glemham Hall in Suffolk (Sunday 10 June), Hyde Hall in Essex (Sunday 8 July) which is a brand new walk for 2018, and Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridgeshire (Saturday 29 September).
There are shorter and longer distances to choose from, so whether you’re up for a challenging walk or a gentle stroll, there is something for everyone. Team entries are welcome, so why not sign up with your friends, family and colleagues.
Walking and other types of exercise is particularly important for people with Parkinson’s as research shows that two and half hours of exercise a week can help slow progression of symptoms. Exercise also has a positive impact on wellbeing and mental health.
To find out more about the walks, see www.parkinsons.org.uk/walk