Latest Walking for Health News

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Ramblers call on Government to put walking at the heart of fight against physical inactivity
Published: 9 October 2015
At the heart of the Ramblers’ response is a call for walking to become central to tackling physical inactivity – as an easy, accessible, sustainable and inexpensive exercise. Walking for Health scheme coordinators were asked to provide examples of...
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East Kent Health Walks celebrate their fantastic volunteers!
Published: 25 September 2015
For the last six years East Kent Health Walks have run events to celebrate the fantastic work their volunteers do in helping people to get more active. This year, staff and 125 volunteers gathered over the three days in the historic village of...
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Help us celebrate Volunteers' Week!
Published: 29 May 2014
Every week and right across the country our 10,000 volunteers help thousands of people get active and enjoy all the benefits of regular walking by dedicated valuable time to help our schemes in a variety of fun and essential ways. Whether as walk...
Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook, Wigan Active Living walk leaders Beverley Arnold & Dave Hanbury, and Maria Eagle MP
Wigan Active Living walk away with national award!
Published: 11 April 2014
In recognition of this the scheme scooped the Leading Walks Award at the Ramblers President’s Volunteer Awards. The finalists for the award were shortlisted by Kate Ashbrook, the Ramblers president, and from the 24th February walking enthusiasts...
All-Party Commission on Physical Activity
Tackling inactivity – new report welcomed by Walking for Health
Published: 8 April 2014
Today’s report from the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity stresses the fact that the UK is facing an epidemic – we’re the most inactive we’ve ever been which is costing us dearly and contributing to around 37,000 deaths a year.As Walking...
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Walking for Health features in new report Turning the tide of inactivity
Published: 31 January 2014
Recommendations are made for government, local authorities and those in the activity sector to help get more people active more often. The report, backed by David Cameron and Lord Coe, champions innovations that are already successfully tackling the...