Is walking the best buy for public health? What should physios do? Prof Nanette Mutrie. Episode #415

BJSM Friday Podcast #415

This podcast (part 1 of 2) will help you; appreciate the power for walking for health and mental health even more than previously, realise why ‘brisk’ may not be the ideal adverb to associate with walking for certain populations. The chat swings from practical tips about which technology to consider to capture walking, to tips for physios in the clinic and to Prof Mutrie explaining that walking is one factor that can contribute to addressing the Climate Crisis.


Nanette Mutrie (@Nanette Mutrie) has been Chair of Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh since July 2012. She directs the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences. In January 2015 Nanette was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to physical activity for health in Scotland.Nanette is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences—hence he expertise in behavioural interventions. She too a break from writing the eth edition of ‘Psychology of physical activity” to speak with BJSM Editor in Chief Karim Khan (@BJSM_BMJ)

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