Tag Archive for 'fitness'

People in India who walk or cycle to work less likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or diabetic

June 14th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study published by PLOS Medicine has found. The research suggests that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important risk factors for many chronic […]

Living Streets Guernsey mapped lunch time walks for Weight Wise Week from 19 to 26 January 2013

January 6th, 2013 by Living Streets Guernsey

The PEH is running a WEIGHT WISE week from 19 to 26 January 2013. Living Streets Guernsey has developed two lunch time walks for staff at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital following the success of Living Street Guernsey’s Guernsey Country Walks card maps. Pat Wisher has provided a sketch map for two circular walks

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 […]

Regular exercise good for the mind

December 14th, 2012 by Springer

The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence for this is published in a new review by Hayley Guiney and Liana Machado from the University of […]

Parents are fitness role models for their children

June 22nd, 2012 by University of Essex

Children who said their parents do almost no physical activity have a 50% greater risk of being unfit than children with more physically active parents, according to new research. In the year the Olympics are coming to Britain, the study found two-thirds of children think their parents do almost no physical activity, meaning they are […]

People love to cycle when facilities are provided to make it safe

August 22nd, 2011 by All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group

Travel Actively for your health and wellbeing

September 28th, 2010 by Cat Chappell

The Travelactively website states that more than half of men and nearly three quarters of women are not active enough for their health and wellbeing.  The website publishes reports on their work.  In September 2010 they released their Monitoring Report Year Two. The report covers improving health through everyday travel, a 12-week walking plan increases […]