What walking sports are there?
What Is a Walking Sport?
What walking sports are there, and what are walking sports? A Walking Sport is a slower version of the traditional game played at walking pace with adapted rules.
Walking Sports are an ideal activity for:
- Both men and women.
- The 50 plus age group.
- People looking to lose weight.
- Those who are currently inactive.
- People in recovery from an operation and seeking something to aid their rehabilitation.
- Anyone suffering from social isolation and loneliness.
- People unable to play the traditional version of the game for any other reason.
Walking Sports are particularly popular with people that can no longer play the traditional version due to age or disability. Walking Football is the fastest growing sport in the UK and Worldwide.
However, playing a Walking Sport is not only a great form of exercise. It can help reduce health risks such as diabetes type two, reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It also provides great mental health benefits.
A Walking Sport also help tackle social isolation. Someone in the later years of life, living alone, might suffer from loneliness which can easily cause depression and sadness. This new activity has helped so many of the older community reconnect with people who have a like minded passion for their favourite sport. It is not just about the game either, it is about the cup of tea and chat afterwards.
What Walking Sports Can You Play?
Apart from the obvious ones such as Footgolf, Golf, and Race Walking etc? Well we have the most popular versions of the traditional sports listed on this website.
If you have any questions or need help finding a Walking Sport club or session, please do not hesitate to use our contact form and send us your enquiry. Our team is here to help!