Walk to Work Week

Walk to Work Week

On Monday 26 April Business in the Community, in partnership with Connswater Shopping Centre and East Belfast Partnership, encouraged local business employees and residents to get out and about along part of the proposed Connswater Community Greenway route for a healthy lunchtime walk.

Gerry Monaghan, Centre Manager at Connswater Shopping Centre was delighted to have so many turn out for the walk. He said: “Today’s walkers took a lunchtime stroll along the Greenway. Whilst walking we learned how the £32 million investment in East Belfast is in the process of transforming the area"

Hilda Spiers from Business in the Community’s Business Action on Health campaign commented: “This walk was perfect for today’s group. Walking helps to increase heart and lung fitness, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and improve management of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes"

“The locality of the Connswater Community Greenway provides opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of local residents and those employed in the vicinity as it is in an ideal location to walk a little or a lot.”