What is a health walk?


You'll be able to find an organised Health Walk taking place near you every week. But, what exactly are they?

  • A health walk is a led walk lasting between 30 minutes and an hour and a half
  • It should be led at a pace which is brisk for the individual
  • It should take place over easy terrain with a level surface and no barriers
  • It should start at a slow pace to allow warm up, speed up for the main part of the walk, and then slow towards the end once more to allow cool down
  • It should make the individual feel warmer and sweat a little, increase their rate of breathing and raise their pulse, but not so fast that they cannot talk
Walking for health

Visit http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ to find one in your area!

Fancy setting up your own Healthy Walking scheme?...

Walking for Health have put together a useful ‘How to' pack with details of how to get started in assisting others to get walking. http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/running-health-walks

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