For several years now exercise has been known to help not only with physical health, but mental health as well. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k which you can run or walk at your own pace. It is a friendly and non-competitive event which is great for getting active and meeting new people.
Stour Surgery is delighted to be working with your local Bournemouth Parkrun to help you get active and healthy. If you would like more information please feel free to speak to anyone in the Practice and we will be happy to help, or visit the Bournemouth Parkrun website www.parkrun.org.uk/bournemouth.
Message from Dr Anne McAskie
"Myself and another GP in the Practice are already parkrunners and for some time now have talked about the benefits of parkrun to our patients. Having joined up as a parkrun Practice last year, we thought it would be good to lead our patients by example and so we arranged a parkrun Day for our staff. 10 of us joined together on Saturday 9 March at Bournemouth parkrun and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure the home made chocolate brownies helped too! We are planning to do it again very soon and hope that our patients may be inspired by seeing us taking the lead."