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    Vwl training slides 1   28 Vwl training slides 1 28 Presentation Transcript

    • Volunteer Walk Leader Training CourseWalking for Health
      [insert Cascade Trainer name and job title]
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • Section 1: Welcome and Background
      • Aims of the day
      • Natural England
      • Walking for Health
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
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    • The Training Day
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    • Aims of Today
      Be aware of the health benefits of regular walking.
      Be familiar with the paperwork required.
      Know how to plan a route and recognise hazards.
      Understand the role of the leader at the start, during and at the end of a health walk.
      Be confident and happy to lead a health walk
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • The Role of Natural England
      “More people inspired to enjoy, understand and act for the natural environment”
      This is achieved through the Walking for Health programme which aims to;
      “ Encourage people to walk more in their local area to improve their health”
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • A Natural Health Service
      To enable every GP or Community Nurse to be able to signpost patients to an approved health walk or outdoor activity programme
      “ In order to maintain a healthy weight we need to both eat well and move more”
      .
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • Walking for Health
      There are more than 600 health walk schemes across the country
      With over 3800 active volunteer walk leaders; and
      5700 walks being led; and
      Over 69,000 regular walkers.
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • WfH in [insert your locality]
      [This slide should be customised to provide information on your local WfH programme]
      When the scheme started
      The number of walks and where they are
      Number of regular walkers
      What you want the trainees to aim for
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    • Regional Adviser
      Training and Toolkit
      Insurance
      Accreditation
      Evaluation
      Marketing materials
      Electronic newsletters
      Website
      WfH Toolkit of Support
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    • www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
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    • Section 2: Physical Activity and Health
      • What is health?
      • Benefits and barriers
      • How much activity?
      • Why walking?
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    • What is Health?
      ‘A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (WHO definition)
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    • Influences on health
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    • How is our Health?
      A number of medical conditions are increasing in the general population, including…
      • Mental health problems
      • Obesity
      • Diabetes
      • Coronary Heart Disease
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    • Physical Inactivity and (ill) Health
      Being physically inactive
      • Is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the UK
      • Costs the NHS £8.2 billion per year
      • Has the same effect on risk of heart disease as smoking 20 cigarettes per day.
      • Source HSE report 2008
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    • How Risky is Inactivity?
      Risk factors for coronary heart disease
      Percentage of population at risk
      Source: HSE Statistics 2008
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    • Adults participating in activity for at least 10 minutes in last 4 weeks
      Adults meeting the CMO recommendations for activity:
      Men – 39%
      Women – 29%
      (Source HSE 2008)
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    • Benefits and Barriers
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    • How Much Activity Is Enough?
      5x30
      Minutes
      moderate intensity activity a week
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    • Why Is Walking So Good?
      Most people can join in…
      • No special equipment
      • Low impact
      • Varied pace
      • Increase pace/distance gradually
      • Many physical and mental health benefits
      • Not age or cost-related
      • Socialising!
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk
    • Why Is Walking So Good?
      At any pace
      • Mental health benefits
      • Helps to prevent diabetes and control weight
      • Increases ‘good’ cholesterol
      • Benefits immune system / reduces bowel cancer
      • Reduces risk factors for falls in the elderly
      • Can help reduce progression of osteoarthritis/osteoporosis
      • Improves muscle strength
      At a ‘brisk’ pace
      • Improves functioning of heart and lungs
      • Reduces blood pressure
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    • Mental Health and Well-being
      Being physically active can:
      • Improve psychological well being in older adults
      • Enhance self-esteem
      • Alleviate short-term stress
      • Aid recovery from stress-related illness
      • Decrease likelihood of clinical depression
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    • Section 3: Leading a Health Walk
      • What is a WfH walk?
      • Demonstration walk
      • Components of a health walk
      • Moderate intensity walking
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    • What is a Walking for Health Walk?
      “A purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis, as part of a led group”
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    • Demonstration Walk
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    • Components of a Health Walk
      Outdoor Health Questionnaire and register
      Warm up
      Brisk walk
      Cool down
      Socialise.
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    • Health Walk
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    • The Main Message
      Walk at a brisk pace which makes you;
      Breathe a little quicker
      Feel warmer
      Have a slightly quicker heart beat
      This moderate intensity pace should be comfortable and you should still be able to talk!
      www.wfh.naturalengland.co.uk