Being regularly active can help with the prevention of long term illness. It can also help people to cope with the effects of treatment and help them manage their symptoms longer term.
At Paths for All we champion walking, as the most accessible way that most people can easily benefit from being active on a daily basis. Our Health Walks are short, friendly and accessible to people who are most inactive and need some support to help them gain confidence in becoming active again.
Movement for Health
Paths for All are delighted to be part of Movement for Health, the new Physical Activity and Long Term Conditions Coalition.
We have come together with Scotland’s leading health charities with an aim to increase physical activity levels of people living with long term conditions.
The new coalition, Movement for Health focuses the role of physical activity in preventing many common diseases and improving the health and wellbeing of people living with health conditions.
Over one million people in Scotland are living with limiting long term conditions, such as arthritis or heart disease, and 46% of these people are inactive, a figure two times that of the rest of the population.
Paths for All initiated the devleopment of Movement for Health and are managing the coalition. We have championed the role pf physical activity, particularly walking for prevention and management of health conditions for many years. We recognised that in Scotland there could be a stronger collective voice in relation to this agenda and are pleased to have secured membership from 15 other leading health charities and other key partners.
Visit the Movement for Health website to find out more.