A journey of a thousand miles begins with only one step and it was a simple step of asking people to join her on a walk that got Carinity Lifestyle Coordinator Sandy Cain thinking.
“I wanted to focus on my own health and they say the way to keep accountable is doing it with friends, so I started a Kepnock Grove Walking Group,” she says.
“I thought it would be a great way to encourage healthy habits and connect people within the Kepnock Grove retirement community and then it grew from there. We’re open to anyone in Bundaberg and we walk three times a week.
“I didn’t realise until I started walking that it has so many excellent benefits to physical and mental health. It assists with the management of hypertension, high cholesterol, joint pain and diabetes and can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.”
“It also helps mental health especially as we’re walking as a group. People feel more connected to their community, make new friends and get the health benefits of exercise so it’s a win-win for all of us.”
Carinity Home Care provides an extra helping hand for older people in their own homes across Queensland. To find out more visit www.CarinityHomeCare.org.au or call 1300 109 109.