Health Walks & Physical Activity
Paths For All through its Walking For Health project is a leading delivery agent for the Physical Activity Strategy. The role of Walking For Health is to develop walking schemes in community settings as well as in workplaces. WDCVS has joined forces with Paths For All with the aim of increasing the awareness of the benefits of being physically active as well as encourage more people to become active and stay active through walking.
Q: How can I learn more about local walks?
Contact us and we will be able to help. We can link you with existing walks in the area or help you to start a new one.
Q: What is a health walk?
A health walk is a purposeful walk undertaken on a regular basis to improve health. Health walks are usually targeted at inactive people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity. You can join a Health Walk led by a trained volunteer meaning the route has been risk assessed and you will be supported.
Q: How long does a health walk last?
A Health Walk is less than an hour long has a short warm up at the start, followed by a brisk walk and then a short cool down at the end. For new walkers there are shorter route available. Health Walks are offered on a regular basis so you can get the most benefit of the activity.
Q: Do I need to wear any special shoes or clothes?
No, that’s why waking is such an easy physical activity to get involved in. You don’t require any special equipment or expense, just a pair of comfortable shoes and suitable clothing…depending on the weather.
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