Walking for Life encourages people to get active by arranging health walks up and down the country for all levels of fitness.Walking will improve stamina, help keep weight gain at bay and reduce your risk of major diseases. 20 minutes of walking can burn up 100 calories.
It is also beneficial for SAD sufferers who feel low and lathargic due to the lack of sunlight in the winter months.
Walking for life was set up in 2000 and now has over 600 local schemes with 66,000 regular walkers nationwide. To find the health walk schemes closest to you, just enter your postcode or place name in the search box on the site or see what’s on offer in your part of the country by clicking on your local region on the map.
You’ll then find all the information you need to either join the group for one of their regular walks or contact your local scheme coordinator to find out more.
Walk4Life is another great site with lots of information. The Walk4Life website is 6 years old and although not the prettiest of sites they think it is still a really useful tool to use to plan a walk .