08 February 2013

Making the case for walking schemes

Making the case for walking schemes

This new briefing document from Walking for Health is designed to make the case for walking schemes and highlight the health benefits they can provide, especially to the least active.

The document draws on recent research findings, official guidance and Government policy to demonstrate the importance of local health walks projects.

The briefing reflects the growing weight of evidence recognising physical inactivity as a threat to public health, and highlights walking as having an important role to play in combating this.

The resource includes:

  • how active people should be to benefit their health
  • the costs of physical inactivity
  • the importance of physical activity in preventing and managing medical conditions
  • the benefits of walking as a physical activity.

Download: The case for Walking for Health