Benefits


Walking for Health, what’s it all about?

Getting active can be difficult. But we’re here to help. With Walking for Health you can take part in free, short walks at a pace that works for you. As well as benefitting your health, it’s a great way to explore what’s on your doorstep and make new friends.  For over 14 years, we’ve helped thousands of people like you discover the many benefits of regular group walks. From maintaining a healthy weight to sharing laughs, Walking for Health has something for everyone.


Did you know? 

• Walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, improves cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure, builds healthy muscles and bones and improves balance.

• Being physically active significantly reduces the risk of several major health conditions by between 20% to 40%, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colon and breast cancer. 

• Walking promotes mental health and wellbeing, and helps to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue.

(Department of Health. "Start Active, Stay Active": A Report on Physical Activity from the Four Home Countries’ Chief Medical Officers)