Tag Archive for 'exercise'

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

Registration opens for Guernsey’s 2013 ITEX Rotary walk

January 6th, 2013 by ITEX

Registration for the 2013 Itex Rotary Walk has opened. Organisers hope that walkers will sign up early as a way of getting fit and maintaining a healthy weight. Richard Parker, Chairman of the walk organising committee said “taking more exercise and losing weight are unsurprisingly the most common resolutions every new year.” “Walking is one […]

Nature improves a child’s emotional well-being & academic performance

July 26th, 2012 by Planet Ark

While the vast majority who regularly care for children agree that contact with nature is good for children’s well-being and development, they don’t know that green time can significantly improve the academic performance of their children. This is just one of the key findings of an independent study commissioned by Planet Ark and sponsored by […]

Car-free travel in Guernsey

May 22nd, 2012 by Pat Wisher

A new Government is now in place in Guernsey, a new Environment Department and a commitment to bring back another Integrated Road Transport/Traffic Strategy within a year. This time it seems that the strategy must accommodate the fact that cars are essential to modern life. No one has ever said that cars are not useful […]

Regular jogging increases longevity

May 4th, 2012 by European Society of Cardiology

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study’s most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that […]

Free introductory yoga session at St Martin Community Centre on last thursday of every month

October 3rd, 2011 by Art of Living Foundation

        The Art of Living Foundation offers free Yoga trial sessions at 5.45 pm on the last Thursday of every month at the Professor Shaw Community Centre in St Martin (also known as St. Martin’s Community Centre.) The session includes gentle stretches and relaxation techniques. For more information please email: valma_828 @ […]

Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as nine

May 12th, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell

The publication of this research is timely because Walk to School Week is 16 to 20 May 2011. —- Even healthy children as young as nine-years-old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive, according to a journal article “Lack of physical activity in young children is […]

Walk to Work Week is 9 to 13 May

May 6th, 2011 by Living Streets Guernsey

Living Streets Guernsey LBG is encouraging workers to make walking part of their daily routine. National Walk to Work Week from 9 to 13 May is the ideal time for commuters to give walking a go. Walking is an easy form of exercise that requires no special equipment and can be fitted into your daily […]

October is Walk to School Month

September 14th, 2010 by Pat Wisher

October is Walk to School Month.   The Walk to School website has classroom packs and resources to help you promote this initiative. The number of school children walking to school has declined over the years. All States Departments have signed up to Guernsey’s obesity strategy. Living Streets Guernsey believes it is now more important than […]

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 […]