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Physical activity, walking and wellbeing

Interview with Nanette Mutrie of the University of Edinburgh to learn more about how physical activity, especially walking, can improve wellbeing.

Being physically active is seen as key for our wellbeing. However, many people struggle to fit physical exercise into their busy daily schedules and our environments are sometimes not that conducive to physical activity or active travel.

We talk to Professor Nanette Mutrie, Chair in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh, to learn more about how walking can improve wellbeing, how we can add more physical activity into our lives and what planners and policy makers can do to help us meet the recommended physical activity targets.

Using the comment function, tell us how easy you find it to be physically active in the place you live in or in the job you do. What would you need to change yourself and what would planning need to do to make it more tempting to be more physically active? Do you perhaps know of an example of a city where active travel has become the first choice for getting around?

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