Heart Foundation walking groups

Group of seniors with walking poles in grassed area

Heart Foundation Walking is fun and social and a great way to be active, with many benefits for your health. Best of all, it’s free! It's Australia's largest network of community-based walking groups and there are already people walking in your area.

Find a Heart Foundation Walking Group near you.

Joining or starting a walking group in your area or workplace is a great way to get active and meet new people. Every walking group is different: varying in size, duration of walk, level of difficulty, and meeting times and places. No matter your fitness level, age or location, you can join a walking group today!

Benefits of Walking

Walking for an average of 30 minutes or more a day can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke by 35% percent and Type 2 diabetes by 40%.

It’s not just your heart and muscles that benefit from walking. Regular physical activity can help:

  • reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • manage weight, blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  • prevent and control diabetes
  • reduce your risk of developing some cancers
  • maintain your bone density, reducing your risk of osteoporosis and fractures
  • improve balance and coordination, reducing your risk of falls and other injuries
  • improve our daily mood which cumulatively leads to better mental health

To find out more contact Council’s Active Communities Development Office on 03 9249 4000 or email sport@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Last updated: 1 February 2024 - 2:26pm