Heart Week Celebrated By Walkers

Yvonne, Jenise, and Marley admire the flowering gum on a recent walk.

Yvonne, Jenise, and Marley admire the flowering gum on a recent walk.

Heart Week is held annually in the first week of May.  The Heart Foundation recommends 3 simple steps to keep your heart healthy:

1. Measure blood pressure.

2. Calculate heart age.

3. Book a Heart Health Check.

If you are 45 and over, or 30 and over for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, you can have a Heart Health Check with your GP that is subsidised by Medicare (until 30 June 2023).

The Heart Foundation Walking 2023 Calendar for the month of May featured a photo taken and submitted by local Melissa of some of the ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ walkers and dogs treading the path towards the seat and picnic shelters overlooking the Bay and yachts.

To promote Heart Week plus the joy and benefits of walking, Gympie Regional Council posted on their Facebook page, a video produced by Artist-In-Residence, Leeroy Todd of our combined HF Cooloola Coast Walking groups.

The weather was perfect, the tide was in, and we enjoyed walking/wheelie walking the Tin Can Bay Boardwalk and along the foreshore, plus coffee and chatter afterwards at the Tin Can Bay Bakery.  Do watch us gathered together having lots of fun: search for it on the GRC Facebook page, or use the link included with this article on the Rainbow Beach Community News website.

‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’ enjoyed the Boardwalk so much, we designated the last Friday of the month’s walk to be the TCB Boardwalk, with a picnic afterwards in Norman Point.

Welcome to three new members of our Heart Foundation Walking: Nicki, Liz and Brett. Great to have your cheery company.

Congratulations to both Verna Newman and Mike Happy for achieving your 100th officially recorded walk with Heart Foundation. Your badge, award certificate, and discount voucher are in the mail.

From Saturday 3 June, the ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ early group departs Tin Can Bay Bakery at 7am, whereas the later group is half an hour later, at 7.30am – Saturdays and Wednesdays. ‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’ meeting time now is 9am Mondays and Fridays at the Nautilus Drive Bus Shelter outside the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre.

Walk Yourself Happy! Welcome to join us. Contact Judy Kiddle in Cooloola Cove on 5486 2181 or myself (Maggie Travers) on 0400 756 61.

Maggie Travers

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