Walking works, and we have the proof! The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, who run Walking for Health, have launched Walking Works, an extensive overview of the mounting research into the life threatening consequences of inactivity, which concludes that walking is the answer.
Supported by Public Health England, this new report demonstrates walking is the solution to getting the nation active, and shows how Walking for Health is already changing people’s lives.
Read our report
If you're short on time, but want to get the lowdown on what our report says, we have a summary which you can download here:
And the full report is available to download here:
We want to get as many people walking as possible, we know it can help thousands of people to feel happier and healthier.
If you don't walk already and want to find out how to get started, we've got tips (0.6MB,PDF) to help you on your way.
You can also support Walking Works and Walking for Health:
- Spread the word - we've got lots of information to help you support our Walking Works campaign (0.6MB,PDF), so get started now!
- If you're a health professional, take a look at our two-page factsheet (0.6MB, PDF) for a summary of Walking Works. You can learn more about how Walking for Health could help your patients by visiting our health and social care professionals section, where you'll also find our health professional specific version of Walking Works.
- And for health commissioners and local authorities we've also got a factsheet (0.6MB, PDF) to explain how Walking for Health is benefitting local communities and how you can support it.