Tag Archive for 'Guernsey health'

Older men who walked more each week reduced their stroke risk more

November 15th, 2013 by American Heart Association

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, in a large population-based study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked […]

Implementing an Active Travel Strategy for improved well-being

August 4th, 2012 by Living Streets Guernsey

Walking is the most environmentally friendly and healthy form of transport. Walking keeps you slim and fit and reduces stress. Regular daily exercise built into your lifestyle like walking (or cycling) to school or work is recommended by health professionals. Promoting “healthy lifestyle choices and social well-being” is the number one aim of the 20/20 […]

Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is 21 to 25 May 2012

May 18th, 2012 by Living Streets

British children are more familiar with being strapped into a car seat than putting on a pair of trainers and going for a walk, according to national charity Living Streets at the launch of Walk to School Week from 21 to 25 May 2012. Parents are risking the health and well-being of their kids by […]

Regular walking and cycling fosters good health says NICE

April 30th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should be encouraged throughout the community and should become the norm for short journeys, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in draft guidance published on 24 April 2012 for consultation. Regular physical activity is key to achieving and maintaining good health. It can help to reduce the […]

Health benefits of urban bicycling outweigh risks

March 11th, 2011 by Environmental Health Perspectives

Even though urban bicyclists face hazards such as exposure to car exhaust and the risk of traffic accidents, it’s still far healthier to park the car and get on a bike. The health of the individual cyclists may improve as they drive less and exercise more, and the resulting reduction in exhaust emissions will benefit […]