Latest Walking for Health News

What is preventing progress?
Prevention is better than cure
Published: 6 November 2014
In 2011, the UK Government signed up to the World Health Organisation (WHO) goal to reduce deaths from the major preventable diseases – cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes - by 25% by the year 2025. The report...
Walking with MPs
Published: 9 October 2014
During the last week of August we had the opportunity to show off the great work our walking groups do to not one but two Members of Parliament; Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman and Labour Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana...
Walking works - it really does!
Hitting the headlines
Published: 9 October 2014
Based on new calculations, the story focussed on how short walks of one mile (or just 20 minutes) a day can help people living with some of the most common forms of cancer. By taking regular short walks people with breast and prostate cancer can...
Walking for Health volunteers filling out paperwork
Volunteer Survey
Published: 6 October 2014
With so many of you  out there doing such a fantastic job, your local scheme and the national Walking for Health team want to make sure you to have a great time whilst volunteering. This is why we are currently running an online survey up until the...
Walking for Health
Walking just one a mile a day could save lives
Published: 28 August 2014
As you may have seen in the news, the latest calculations from Walking for Health released today show that walking can have a significant impact on the risks associated with two of the most common forms of cancer. The latest statistics show that...
Chelmsford Volunteers with walk leader certificates
Our volunteers are…fantastic, invaluable and inspirational!
Published: 18 July 2014
As part of the NCVO’s 30th annual Volunteers’ Week we asked our walkers, volunteers and scheme coordinators to tell us, in 30 words, what their volunteers and volunteering meant to them. By posting your 30 words on our Facebook and twitter pages we...