Every day we step closer to our goal.
Here at Heart Foundation Walking we work every day to achieve our goal – an Australia free of heart disease.
We do this by building and supporting a community of walkers.
Our program is Australia’s largest free walking network, and offers Australians multiple ways to walk with us.
How did we get here?
For over twenty six years, the Heart Foundation Walking program has helped over 240,000 Australians start walking and stay walking. We started life in Queensland as the Just Walk It program, and can now have walking groups across the nation.
Traditionally we have been all about walking groups and our ‘red army’ keeps on trooping to this day. In 2017 we delivered the Prime Minister’s One million steps and ran a number of step challenges to encourage people to step it up.
In 2021 we launched our Personal Walking Plans, a six week tailored exercise program giving participants the tools to achieve the Australian physical activity guidelines by the end of the six weeks.
We want more Australians to walk more often, as it’s one of the best things we can do to protect our hearts.
There are many ways you can support Heart Foundation Walking. By becoming a community partner and hosting walks in your community, volunteering to lead a walk or by simply sharing our program with your friends and family and encouraging them to join a group.