Introduction

Walking for health and fitness can be easily combined with going to work, school, shopping or walking the dog.

Walking regularly will make you healthier in a number of ways, including improving the health of your heart, and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

You can find out more about the health benefits of walking on the NHS Choices website

A great way for you to get started on the path to better health is to get involved in local health walks. These are aimed particularly at people who take little exercise or live in areas of poor health.

Organised walks can have a positive impact on your health, boost your social life and give you a break from the stresses and pressures of everyday life.

Walks are organised by a variety of organisations. You can find information about health walks in Somerset, and throughout South West England on the Walking for Health website.