Illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise due to UK adults not being active enough. 12 years ago, the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support set up Walking for Health to address this issue and created walking schemes across England to encourage adults to get active and encourage a more active lifestyle.
Every week 1,800 walks take place across a range of terrains and are open to everyone, whatever their ability, with Walking for Health. The walks are also supported by over 8,000 specially trained volunteers who make sure no one gets left behind. As well as improving your health and exploring your area, the 20,000 network of walkers get together weekly and enjoy the social side of the activity too.
“Joining my local group has given me the confidence to enjoy all the wonderful green spaces that I didn't even know existed. I feel liberated.” Jean Hooton, Health Walk participant.
It’s easy to get started by finding a local health walk scheme close to you, and you don’t even need any fancy equipment to get involved! They’ve even set up information on how to stay motivated and advice on setting up simple goals to help you achieve a healthier, happier you!