About Walk 4 Life
Why walking is good for you?
Walking is a great way to improve the general health of the whole family. It’s a feel-good exercise that’s also good for the environment.
It’s one of the easiest ways for children to do their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day that gets their heart beating faster than usual. These 60 active minutes a day will help burn off energy and prevent excess fat being stored in the body. It also helps young muscles and bones grow properly.
And for us adults we need to be active for 30 minutes 5 times a week so walking can really help you fulfil this in a cheap, easy and fun way.
Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits.
Walk4Life is all about helping people move and walking is a great way to start. Almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and it’s free - you can just get out there and start walking.
The funding from the Dept of Health has ended in November 2012. Walk England continue to fund the project