Reasons to walk

Just Walkers resting  - sponsored charity hikers for British Heart Foundation

Walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs to stay in good condition. Discover more reasons to walk and why it's great to walk for charity.

Why walk?

Being active helps reduce your risk of developing a heart or circulatory condition, as well as having a stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

In addition to these amazing health benefits, here are 9 great reasons to get outside and walk:

  • Feel more energetic 
  • Get a healthier body shape and appearance
  • Control your weight
  • Feel less stressed
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Sleep more easily
  • Enjoy your surroundings
  • Meet people and make new friends through walking groups
  • Save money

Get motivated to walk regularly by signing up to Just Walk and planning your own sponsored walking challenge. 

Get your free pack

5 reasons to walk for charity

As well as improving your well-being, walking is also a simple and easy way to raise money for charity. 

Here are our top five reasons for taking part in Just Walk raising money for our life saving heart research by taking part in Just Walk. You:

  • can pick the route, so you can make it a challenge to suit you
  • choose the date and time
  • can walk on your own or get together with friends, family or colleagues
  • get your very own delightful Just Walk fundraising pack
  • will help save lives with your fundraising.

Did you know that every three minutes in the UK, another family loses a loved one to heart and circulatory disease? With every stride you take and every pound you raise, you can help bring us closer to the day heart disease no longer tears families apart. We rely entirely on supporters like you to fund our research.

So why not sign up for your free fundraising kit today and Just Walk? Let’s tell heart disease to take a hike.

sign up now