Mike Stentiford, of the Jersey National Park, encourages Islanders to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors while also benefiting from some gentle exercise.
MAINTAINING an active lifestyle is crucial for both physical and mental wellbeing and in Jersey we are incredibly fortunate to have just the kind of environment that truly inspires and encourages us to do just that.
Walk in the Park therefore offers the perfect opportunity to combine physical activity with the great outdoors. Each walk aims to inspire participants to get fit and active while better understanding and appreciating the fascinating history, natural environment and breathtaking beauty of our small, but perfectly formed, national park.
This campaign encourages people of all ages and abilities to engage in healthy exercise while exploring a diversity of landscapes within our national park.
Engaging in physical activity offers numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, weight maintenance, mood enhancement, stress relief and mental resilience. Additionally, outdoor activities, such as walking, expose us to fresh air and sunlight, contributing to better sleep, heightened focus and a stronger immune system. There can be no better month than May in which to take your firsts steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
As we become increasingly aware of the need to protect and preserve our natural surroundings, Walk in the Park acts as a reminder of the value of our treasured landscapes. By incorporating walking into our daily routines, we can also reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.
I hope this campaign encourages you to, quite literally, take gentle strides to see Jersey in a completely new light. Come along with family and friends with the intention of getting fit, active and prepared for a renewed understanding of what makes the Island so special. Embrace the many benefits of physical activity while celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty of the Jersey National Park.