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Dr William Bird talking walking

Dr William BirdDr William Bird is a practising GP who in 1994 realised the potential that the Berkshire countryside around his practice offered as a resource for his diabetic patients.

His vision 15 years ago was to establish health walking on a national level.  He is credited as being the driving force behind the Walking for Health initiative, Green Gyms and host of other initiatives. 

Listen to this interview to learn how his childhood experiences of playing out doors has shaped his thinking and how he sees future health care integrated with discovering the outdoors and having fun on foot.


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Date added: 21 December 2009

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