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Stokie Street | Fresh Air and Exercise

Stoke-on-Trent has amazing green spaces all around the city, and getting out and about in the fresh air is a great way to boost your physical and mental health – check out your local parks and cycle routes below.

This week on Stokie Street, John, June and Fatima are chatting about how much they love getting out and about and enjoying the fresh air.

Today, Monday 14th November, is the beginning of Self-Care Week 2022 – an annual national awareness week that focuses on support for self care across communities, families and generations. The theme this year is ‘Exercise Self Care for Life’, and focuses on a range of messages including the benefits of positive lifestyle choices, good nutrition and regular exercise.

According to a recent survey, residents in Stoke-on-Trent live closer to green space than in any other city in Britain! Exercise is of course highly beneficial for your health; it improves your brain health, helps manage weight, reduces the risk of disease, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves your ability to do everyday activities. Fresh air also has many great benefits, it not only cleans your lungs, it can also boost your mood, lower your heart rate, increase energy levels and even improve digestion. This is why combining the two can be so beneficial for both your mental and physical health – and it’s also a great way to enjoy the green landscape the city has to offer!

Find a range of local services and activities here:

  • Human Nature Escapes CIC offer a range of green exercise activities including nordic walking and greenway cycling – it’s all about getting out and about and enjoying the local green landscape, to benefit your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Better Together Community Group host gentle group walks every Wednesday around Trent Vale and the Canal –  whether  you have a pram, wheel chair, walk at a slow pace or are you are a keen walker, they aim to accommodate all abilities.

Looking for new places to get out and enjoy some fresh air? Find out more about local green spaces: