The Walking the way to Health
Initiative (External Website) aims to improve the
nation's health and well being by encouraging more people to become
physically active through the simplest form of exercise,
A health walk is a short, purposeful walk undertaken on a
regular basis. Although walking at any speed can be beneficial and
to be good for the heart should be 'brisk' (i.e. more than just a
stroll),. As well as improving physical health, organised walks can
help improve mental wellbeing by providing an opportunity to
socialise and a distraction from everyday stress.
To find a group near you, log on to Walking the way to Health
Initiative (External Website) and use the 'walk finder' or
contact Jon White, Health Walks Officer on 01905 768289 or email
Maybe you would like to become a health walk leader?
Health Walks Leaders
are specifically trained to lead health
walks and health walks groups in Worcestershire. There are several
established health walks groups across Worcestershire in need of
additional Health Walks Leaders or perhaps you are interested in
setting up a new health walks group in your area.
Free training and support is available. For more information on
becoming a Health Walks Leader contact Jon White, Health Walks
Officer on 01905 768289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Walks are supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network
is a partnership funded by Worcestershire County Council
Countryside Service and the Public Health Department, NHS
Worcestershire. Its Steering Group also invites representation from
the six District Councils across Worcestershire and the County
Sports Partnership – Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The Network aims to provide a 'championship' forum for all those
involved in promoting and supporting walking in Worcestershire for
health gain. It acts to raise awareness of the benefits of walking,
and local walking for health schemes, to increase participation in
active recreation, physical activity and sport. It also provides an
opportunity for members to share good practice and offer support to
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This page was last reviewed 23 December 2013 at 16:03.
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