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Walk on by…


We spotted this fantastic blog looking at the power of a great walk for mental health – using photography to inspire people to get involved. Here at Assura, we’re huge fans of helping health centres promote walking. After all, it’s one of the easiest ways to get fitter and healthier, whatever your condition – and best of all, it’s free!

Since 2014 we’ve been offering GP surgeries across the UK the chance to have their own circular one- and two-mile walks mapped out for staff and patients to use direct from their premises. Our buildings in Birkenhead, Grimsby, Chellaston and Pevensey are just a few of those testing it out and we even have a route mapped from our head office in Warrington for staff to enjoy at lunchtimes.

Given that adults are advised to do at least 150 minutes of fast walking every week, planning routes near our buildings is just one way we’re helping our tenants and the patients who use our premises to hit that target. And given the added bonus of how a bit of fresh air and a break from the screen can help all of us during the working day, we’re delighted to see GPs taking up our mapping offer.

If you’d like us to map routes for your GP surgery, please contact us on 01925 420660 or email