Latest Walking for Health News

Celebrating the launch of Active 10
Published: 7 September 2017
41% of adults aged 40–60 in England currently do less than ten minutes of brisk walking a month, but Active 10 set to change this. Even ten minutes of brisk walking a day can make a huge difference to your health. In the short term, it gets the...
Halton Get Active - Volunteer of the Year
Published: 21 June 2017
John is a walk leader with Halton Borough Council Walking for Health and was recently named Volunteer of the Year at the Halton Get Active Forum Awards. Scheme coordinator Paula Parle couldn’t sing John’s praises highly enough!: “John has just the...
Balsam Centre Walks - Inspiring Walkers
Published: 13 June 2017
Why they were nominated: When Ali joined as a volunteer with South Somerset: Step Out for Health, she felt that there was a need for much shorter walks, for people who had never taken walks and for those aiming to get fitter. Joined by Simon and...
Step Out Sheffield - Ramblers volunteer award
Published: 13 June 2017
Why they were nominated: Step Out Sheffield started in 1999 as a pilot scheme between the Ranger Service and the Medical Centre. People with various medical conditions were given 'prescriptions' for a weekly walk by Rangers trained by Walking for...
Step Out Sheffield Relaunch!
Published: 21 October 2016
What makes this so impressive is the size of the scheme, with 24 walks enjoyed by an average of 470 people every week. More remarkably, there was no break in service as the scheme transitioned from funded to volunteer run.  The relaunch event...
Weekly GP walk in Harrow
Published: 22 July 2016
Dr Merali led the walking, with the aim of inspiring people into exercise: "I'd say around 90 per cent of my patients would benefit from exercise as simple as walking to the shops or getting off a stop earlier on the tube. Even walking 10 minutes...

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