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Step out for health boost
12:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
PEOPLE in Dorset are being urged to take up walking to boost their health.
The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support have launched Walking Works, an overview of the mounting research into the life-threatening consequences of inactivity, which concludes that walking is the answer.
Supported by Public Health England, the new report demonstrates how walking is the solution to getting the nation active, and shows how England’s largest network of health walk schemes, Walking for Health, is already changing people’s lives.
The Ramblers and Macmillan have compiled research and evidence that shows why people need to take action now to combat the inactivity epidemic.
The report also highlights how physical activity can help prevent certain type of cancers.
They say that if everyone in England did enough walking to meet recommended guidelines it could prevent 36,815 people dying prematurely, 294,730 cases of diabetes and 12,061 people going to hospital for emergency coronary heart disease treatment. Visit walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkingworks for details.
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