Walking is a perfect form of exercise particularly for those that are new to exercise and would like to gradually improve their fitness level. It is free, can easily be incorporated into your day, can be done anywhere, anytime and requires no special gear.
Walking improves our physical, mental and social health. It helps reduce stress and boosts our mood and self-esteem, particularly when we walk in green or blue space. Walking with friends, family or part of a walking group allows you to get active while socialising and meeting new people.
The Irish Heart Foundation is particularly interested in helping you keep your heart healthy so when you walk at a moderate intensity you are helping train your heart and lungs to work more efficiently for you, helping reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol which can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Take the Move More Walking Challenge – you heart will thank you for it.Learn More
Find a Slí na Sláinte route near you.Learn More
Interested in starting your own walking group?Learn More