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An evaluation of the promotion of walking for health in South Asian communities

posted on 22.11.2018, 16:04 by Rekha Chudasama
The promotion Walking for Health (WFH) in South Asian communities is an invaluable tool that will help to reverse the decline of physical activity and the 40% higher death rate of South Asian adults from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). This research forms a part of the national evaluation of the demonstration WFH projects funded by the WFH initiative via the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Countryside Agency (CA). Leicester's Chalo Chalay (Let's Walk) project was unique in both its primary target audience and its approach to promote the health benefits of walking. A key aim for Chalo Chalay as a demonstration project was to present evidence on walking as a positive preventive mechanism against CHD and other related conditions in South Asian communities and to develop a toolkit that promoted WFH in South Asian communities. It aimed to promote higher levels of awareness of the health and social benefits of walking and to increase the participation in daily walking activity by South Asian adults through increased walking opportunities, community action and improved environments. [Continues.]


British Heart Foundation. Great Britain, Countryside Agency. Leicestershire Health Authority.



  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.



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