RESIDENTS are being urged to burn off the Christmas calories with a winter walk along public footpaths and rights of way in East Sussex to beat the festive bulge.
The typical Christmas menu of turkey and pudding adds up to 1,500 calories - half a man’s recommended daily intake and three quarters of a woman’s.
Lead cabinet member for economy, transport and environment cllr Carl Maynard, said: “Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active and can help you become fitter and lose weight.
“There are 3,500km of public footpaths, bridleways and byways in East Sussex and winter is a great time to go and explore the fantastic countryside on our doorstep.
“Being more physically active can make a real difference to your health. And getting out of doors, with families and friends, can help you walk off the mince pies and avoid the post-Christmas blues.”
Find out about the county’s footpaths, bridleways and byways at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/rightsofway. The winter edition of Exploring East Sussex has guided walks and ideas - www.eastsussex.gov.uk/walks. Or circular walks at: http://maps.eastsussex.gov.uk/pathstoprosperity.