Walking Groups Really are Good for You

A study by researchers at the University of East Anglia published in British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that not only is walking good for your health but that walking in groups has additional benefits:
  • When walking with friends you are less likely to skip a session
  • People walking in groups tend to walk further and faster than they would normally walk
  • People walking in groups tend to have a more positive attitude to physical activity, a shared experience of well being, feel less isolated and more secure.
The full report can be found here, but the bottom line is that walking in groups is one of the best and easiest ways to boost overall health with wide ranging benefits that go beyond just the physical activity - especially if you do it with a sociable group like Aylesbury & District Ramblers!