Walking benefits for children with type 1 diabetes
Walking an extra 1,000 steps a day can help improve their cardiovascular health, according to new research.
Why We Should All Be Walking for 20 Minutes This May
This National Walking Month people are being urged- particularly those who are middle aged - to walk for 20 minutes a day and wake up to the wonders that walking can do for your health.
12 Benefits of Walking
Walking is easy to do and offers many benefits, especially for people with arthritis.
Why we struggle with healthy behaviours and what to do about it
The report 'Easier said than done' sets out some of the reasons why we might find it hard to live in a healthy way, eg, exercising, eating well, getting adequate sleep and checking for early warning symptoms.
Sports England's up-to-date survey on sport participation
The number of people in England who regularly take part in sport is rising
Walking with children
Help from Sustrans for when planning a family walk
What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity
A Public Health England briefing for head teachers, college principals and staff working in education/public health settings
Regular brisk walking is best exercise for keeping weight down
Study shows half an hour of brisk walking can be better than the gym for losing weight
Study shows increasing daily steps linked to longer life
Research that monitored 3,000 Australians over 15 years shows sedentary people who increase number of steps have significantly reduced mortality
Walk Your Way to Health
Information from Age UK website summarising how walking can improve your health
Get Walking in Wales
Looking for a family day out with a difference? Cadw offers a range of exciting places to explore near you.
Physical Activity Levels in the UK
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a round up of physical activity prevalence data for the UK
Physical Activity Infographic
Scotland's Chief Medical Officer has launched a new infographic which will be distributed to health professionals to help highlight the importance of physical activity.
Brisk daily walks can increase lifespan, research says
Article in the Health section of The Guardian online explains research findings
The Woodland Trust - woodland walks
There is something to discover in every wood. Find one to walk in near you.
The National Trails Website
National Trails are long distance routes through some of the best landscapes in England and Wales.
Take 30 is The Ramblers Scotland guide to walking for health and fitness.
Support for people with mental health problems to get active
Mental Health Charity MIND has launched Get Set to Go, a new programme which will support 75,000 people with mental health problems to take up sport.
Walking & Cycling in England
Dept of Transport statistics on the prevalence of walking and cycling in England, by region and local authority, 2013-14.
Put your best foot forward: why walking is good for you
Benefits of walking explained by Carlene Thomas-Bailey in Health & Wellbeing section of The Guardian website
Getting Active Outdoors
A Sport England study of Demography, Motivation, Participation and Provision in Outdoor Sport and Recreation
Lonely Plane's Top 10 Walks in the UK
Rugged coastline, verdant fells or snowcapped mountains - discover some of the most wonderful walks in the UK
Community walking programs for treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD)
This review evaluates the various methodologies and outcomes of community walking programs for PAD
National School Sport Week
National School Sport Week 2015 takes place on 22-26 June
How to get involved with your local Walking for Health scheme
To find the health walk schemes closest to you, just enter your postcode or place name.
On Your Feet Britain
On Friday 24 April the British Heart Foundation is partnering with Get Britain Standing to run a new event called On Your Feet Britain.
Top 10 health benefits of walking every day
Benefits of walking explained by Hannah Ebelthite on the Tesco Living website
Promoting physical activity in the workplace
Guidelines provided by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'
Article by James Gallagher, Health editor on BBC News website
Let's Get Scotland Walking
Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities launched their National Walking Strategy in 2014 to boost physical activity and save lives across the country
'Everybody active, every day'
A framework for national and local action to address the national physical inactivity epidemic, published by Public Health England
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
"We have stopped moving" Tackling physical inactivity - a role for the Public Forest Estate in England (PFE)?
The evidence outlined in this briefing note draws on research in forests but also greenspace and green infrastructure. It conclude that the PFE in England is extremely versatile and has the potential to contribute to cost effective solutions for the health sector.
Why a walking workout is good for your body
Read the Online Mail's guide as to why walking is a really good workout
Getting Started and Staying Active
Physical activity is an important part of a heart healthy lifestyle. How to get started and stay active
Analysis: Pedometers & Weight Loss
A Meta-Analysis of Pedometer-Based Walking Interventions and Weight Loss
Analysis: Pedometers & Physical Activity
Using Pedometers to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health - A Systematic Review
Tools for valuing physical activity, sport and obesity programmes
There are a number of online tools published that help the user to perform calculations to make the case for investment in the promotion of physical activity and/or the prevention of obesity.
Funding Scotland lists funders with a track record of supporting projects in Scotland.
What is Healthy Weight Loss?
Current Exercise Guidelines
Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue doctors should promote small increases in activity instead.
What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?
Awards for All
A Lottery grants programme that funds, small, community-based projects across the UK
BHFNC 2014 Conference
Walking for Health
Run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support Walking for Health provides Information about walks and healthy walking across the UK.