Tag Archive for 'activity'

Diabetes, heart disease risk doubles if you spend too long sitting

October 15th, 2012 by University of Leicester

A study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a total of 794,577 participants, was led by Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research […]

Allotment gardeners tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not tend allotments

November 26th, 2010 by Dr Agnes van den Berg

People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health have shown that the small gardens were associated with increased levels of physical activity at all ages, and improved health and well-being in more elderly […]

Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) launches Evening Cycle Rides for summer 2010

May 6th, 2010 by Francis Binney

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy the balmy evening and beautiful views of our island than with a gentle bicycle ride through quiet lanes with like minded folk ? Once again, GBG, the Guernsey Bicycle Group, is organising a number of scenic rides every Tuesday evening throughout the summer. Each ride lasts […]