Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

It's underrated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.

Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke, and some cancers.

Whether you are new to walking or want to increase the amount you walk there are some great resources on the internet to get you started and keep you motivated.


Resources for local people

Live Well Dorset

Living Well Walks

Walking in Bournemouth

Walking in Poole

Walking in Dorset


Online resources

NHS  Choices

NHS Change for Life

Living Streets

Walking for Health