Heart Foundation Walking
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Oct 2020

Join Heart Foundation Walking - there's a walk near you! 

Heart Foundation is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups, with volunteer walk organisers leading the walks.

Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Walking has a very low risk of injury as it is low impact and doesn't require any special equipment or training. Walking for an average of 30 minutes or more a day can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by 35% and Type 2 diabetes by 40%.

Regular physical activity has been proven to:

  • manage weight, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • reduce your risk of some cancers
  • maintain bone density, reducing risk of osteoporosis and fractures
  • improve balance and coordination, reducing your risk of falls and other injuries
  • improve mental health and wellbeing.
Council helps to coordinate a number of free Heart Foundation walks across the Sunshine Coast each week. Enjoy the beauty of our region while walking with a group and making new friends. Members receive some great benefits including special offers, regular newsletters and incentives and prizes to help keep walkers motivated.

Heart Foundation Walking groups on the Sunshine Coast

New Locations for walking groups

We are always looking for volunteer walk organisers to start new walking groups on the Coast. To find out how you can start a new group and for further information visit Heart Foundation Walking or  call 1300 362 787.

If you would like to talk to council's local coordinator, contact the Community Development Team on 5475 7272.