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Walking for Health: ‘inactive’ walkers – barriers to participation, and activity substitution (NECR068)

This report is part of a package of work commissioned through Ipsos MORI examining the impacts of Walking for Health on physical activity. This report presents research on people who had stopped participating in led health walks. Using a mixed method approach, this research explores the barriers to participation and the range of other activities that people participate in.

The results of this work provide a useful insight into people that get involved with Walking for Health. Key lessons are drawn out at the end of the report that may help local organisations delivering led walks to increase retention and participation. The results have wider applicability to engaging people with local green spaces and the person barriers that need to be considered.

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NECR068 edition 1, PDF, 492.1 kB 2011/10/07