Walking is the perfect activity to offer to patients, clients or staff teams. Paths for All are keen to work in partnership with health professionals and we will support you to get your client group more active.
Many approaches are possible: you could refer your patients to a local walking for health group, use the Community Pedometer Pack in your clinical setting, or set up a condition specific walking group. Health Professionals can refer to Paths for All Walking for Health groups with confidence - the Medical Protection Society Endorsement explains why.
You might like to read our health and wellbeing case studies to find out the impact walking has had on people's lives. The why walk? section gives information about a range of health conditions and how walking can improve or benefit health. 23 1/2 hours is a short film clip which gives compelling evidence about why walking is the best medicine! in 2011 the Chief Medical Officers of the 4 home countries in the UK worked together to produce physical activity guidelines for the British population. Useful fact sheets covering the entire age span can be downloaded.