Walking for Health

In England, half of all adults are not active enough to benefit their health. This means that they are at risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. Running with great success for over 14 years, improving the mental and physical well-being of thousands of people.

Walking for Health is run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. By sharing their walking and health expertise they enable our schemes to offer short, free, local health walks in communities across England. The partnership demonstrates both organisations ambition to help more people, including those affected by cancer, discover the joys and health benefits of walking.

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Susan Koffler-Sluijter 4 Years Ago - Edited
Hi Philippa I agree we must promote more walking and this was also evidenced in a really exciting way on episode 2 of The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs on BBC last night. He mentions a report called the health miracle: walking for health as well as demonstrates health benefits for Diabetic and other patients of a London GP practice who come off their drugs. Also Buckinghamshire County Council run an excellent volunteer scheme called SIMPLY WALK . Volunteers guide groups on a graded walk every week and it's all free. Launched in 2002 and now has 500 walkers on over 60 walks every week. Contact Bucks CC website or myself for any further details.
Philippa Lynch 4 Years ago in reply to Susan Koffler-Sluijter .
Yes - I saw a bit of this too. Very encouraging - here's a link to iplayer for anyone who wants to watch it (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w52tp). I've also tried looking for the report you mentioned - I think this one might be it: Exercise: The miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it (http://www.activematters.org/uploads/mc_report_web%20final%20(2)Exercise.pdf)
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Former Member 4 Years Ago
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